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Perennial Wall-Rocket in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Diplotaxis tenuifolia syn. Brassica tenufolia ; Diplotaxis erucoides.

 

Perennial Wall-Rocket

Wild Rocket is a short lived perennial leafy vegetable. It forms a rosette of thin, lance shaped, lobed leaves up to 20 cms. long Young leaves may be 6-8cm long, while the mature leaves reach 16-20cm long. Thin stems, up to 80cm high, are leafless and hairless. The plant has a long tap root and bright yellow 4-petalled flowers in Spring and Summer, and the seeds ripen from early Summer to early Autumn. The leaves are edible and have a peppery flavour

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plant Features
  • Perennial Wall-Rocket likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Perennial Wall-Rocket likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Perennial Wall-Rocket is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Perennial Wall-Rocket likes moist and rich

    Moist and rich

 
plant information

Common name

Perennial Wall-Rocket

Latin name

Diplotaxis tenuifolia syn. Brassica tenufolia ; Diplotaxis erucoides.

type

Short-lived perennial

family

Brassicaceae

ph

5.5 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Perennial Wall-Rocket likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Perennial Wall-Rocket is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Perennial Wall-Rocket likes moist and rich

    Moist and rich

  • Water

    Perennial Wall-Rocket likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Perennial Wall-Rocket is 0.20meters x 0.80meters 0.20 M 0.80 M

Diplotaxis tenuifolia syn. Brassica tenufolia ; Diplotaxis erucoides.

Wild Rocket is a short lived perennial leafy vegetable. It forms a rosette of thin, lance shaped, lobed leaves up to 20 cms. long Young leaves may be 6-8cm long, while the mature leaves reach 16-20cm long. Thin stems, up to 80cm high, are leafless and hairless. The plant has a long tap root and bright yellow 4-petalled flowers in Spring and Summer, and the seeds ripen from early Summer to early Autumn. The leaves are edible and have a peppery flavour


Flowering

From Mid Spring TO Mid Summer

4-petalled yellow flowers appear in mid Sprnig through to mid or late Summer

 

Propagating by seed in Autumn

From Mid Summer TO Mid Autumn

Seed is best sown in situ as soon as it is ripe - which can be any time from mid Summer to mid Autumn -, but it can also be sown in situ in Spring. The seed usually germinates in the Autumn. Sow in fertile, moisture retentive soil in full or partial sun. Keep the soil moist.

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

This plant has a tap-root, and as with most tap-rooted plants should be sown in situ, rather than transplanted from seed sown elsewhere, as tap-rooted plants do not transplant well

 
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