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Armoracia rusticana (Horse radish)

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
0.5m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
0.5m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Armoracia rusticana

Other names: Horse radish, Red cole, Pepper root, Pepper turnip, Red cole, Horseradish

Genus: Armoracia Armoracia

Species: A. rusticana - A. rusticana is a vigorous perennial with fleshy, pungently aromatic tap-roots used for making horse raddish.


Armoracia rusticana is: Deciduous

Flower: White, Insignificant or absent in Summer

Foliage: Green in Summer

Fragrance: Has a strong aroma.

Habit: Clump-forming, Spreading, Upright

How to care

Watch out for

Pests: Generally pest free.

Diseases: Generally disease free.

Specific diseases: Clubroot Clubroot

General care

Pruning: Cut back after flowering. Can be invasive.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division, Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Armoracia rusticana (Horse radish) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses: Add to salads, Flavouring food and drinks, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Foliage only, Wildlife

Cultivation: Plant in light, fertile and deep, moist but well-drained soil in full sun (ideally your kitchen). Water freely in dry conditions to inhibit bolting.

Soil type: Chalky, Loamy, Sandy, Clay (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral, Acid

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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Botanical name: Armoracia rusticana

Other names: Horse radish, Red cole, Pepper root, Pepper turnip, Red cole, Horseradish

Genus: Armoracia Armoracia

Species: A. rusticana - A. rusticana is a vigorous perennial with fleshy, pungently aromatic tap-roots used for making horse raddish.


Armoracia rusticana is: Deciduous

Flower: White, Insignificant or absent in Summer

Foliage: Green in Summer

Fragrance: Has a strong aroma.

Habit: Clump-forming, Spreading, Upright

Watch out for

Pests: Generally pest free.

Diseases: Generally disease free.

Specific diseases: Clubroot

General care

Pruning: Cut back after flowering. Can be invasive.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division, Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Armoracia rusticana (Horse radish) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses: Add to salads, Flavouring food and drinks, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Foliage only, Wildlife

Cultivation: Plant in light, fertile and deep, moist but well-drained soil in full sun (ideally your kitchen). Water freely in dry conditions to inhibit bolting.

Soil type: Chalky, Loamy, Sandy, Clay (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral, Acid

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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