Lactuca sativa 'Salad Bowl Red'

Lactuca sativa ‘Salad Bowl Red’


  • Botanical name: Lactuca sativa 'Salad Bowl Red'
  • Common name: Lettuce
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Plant Type: Vegetable

There is a bewildering diversity of lettuce types, with more appearing all the time. Butterheads are soft loose-hearted varieties, crispheads or icebergs are large dense and crunchy, cos types have upright crisp leaves, and loose-leaf do not make hearts but are gathered as dense leafy heads or individual leaves are picked over a long period.


Lactuca sativa ‘Salad Bowl Red’ is a loose-leaf lettuce, with pretty red crimped leaves with a good flavour, suitable for salads and also garnishing. It works well when alongside green-leafed variety Lactuca sativa ‘Salad Bowl’, both in the garden and on the plate. 


Grow Lactuca sativa ‘Salad Bowl Red’ in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. With its decorative appeal it’s also at home in an ornamental border, grown as edging or scattered among other plants. 

How to grow Lactuca 'Salad Bowl Red'

  • Plant size

    15cm height

    23cm spread

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade, partial shade
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy
  • Plant care: Needs regular watering in pots

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Lactuca 'Salad Bowl Red' and wildlife

Lactuca 'Salad Bowl Red' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Lactuca 'Salad Bowl Red' poisonous?

Lactuca 'Salad Bowl Red' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Lactuca 'Salad Bowl Red'