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Lactuca sativa 'Lollo Rossa' (Lettuce 'Lollo Rossa')

Beginner
skill rating
3 hours care
per year
0.35m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Lactuca sativa 'Lollo Rossa'

Other names

Lettuce 'Lollo Rossa'

Genus

Lactuca Lactuca

Variety or Cultivar

'Lollo Rossa' _ 'Lollo Rossa' is a lettuce with mainly red colored leaves that add a hint of colour to your salad as well as having a good flavour.


Lactuca sativa 'Lollo Rossa' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Irregular

Foliage

Green, Reddish-purple, Red-maroon, Red in Spring; Red, Green in Summer; Red, Green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Birds , Cutworms , Lettuce root maggot , Root aphid , Root knot eelworm , Slugs , Snails Birds , Cutworms , Lettuce root maggot , Root aphid , Root knot eelworm , Slugs , Snails

Grey mould , Lettuce downy mildew , Mosaic virus , Ring spot Grey mould , Lettuce downy mildew , Mosaic virus , Ring spot

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Lactuca sativa 'Lollo Rossa' (Lettuce 'Lollo Rossa') will reach a height of 0.35m and a spread of 0.3m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Add to salads, Beds and borders, Flavouring food and drinks

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, moist and non-acidic soil in sun. Ensure there is adequate humus and moisture in the soil.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Lactuca sativa 'Lollo Rossa'

Other names

Lettuce 'Lollo Rossa'

Genus

Lactuca Lactuca

Variety or Cultivar

'Lollo Rossa' _ 'Lollo Rossa' is a lettuce with mainly red colored leaves that add a hint of colour to your salad as well as having a good flavour.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Irregular


Colour

Foliage

Green, Reddish-purple, Red-maroon, Red in Spring; Red, Green in Summer; Red, Green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Birds , Cutworms , Lettuce root maggot , Root aphid , Root knot eelworm , Slugs , Snails

Specific diseases

Grey mould , Lettuce downy mildew , Mosaic virus , Ring spot

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Lactuca sativa 'Lollo Rossa' (Lettuce 'Lollo Rossa') will reach a height of 0.35m and a spread of 0.3m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Add to salads, Beds and borders, Flavouring food and drinks

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, moist and non-acidic soil in sun. Ensure there is adequate humus and moisture in the soil.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

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