Swiss Chard 'Bright Lights'

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Ornamental Swiss Chard

USDA Hardiness Zone annual

Neon colored stems, with green or bronze-purple leaves. Stalks and leaves are eaten the same as spinach or beet greens. Mild and tasty flavor. They can be either eaten or planted for their decorative quality in the fall landscape. They will persist until a hard freeze. Very heat tolerant.

Height

24 Inches

Spread

12-10 Inches

Good Companions

Fall Ornamental Cabbage (Cabbage ), Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum setaceum), Coral Bells (Heuchera ), Ornamental Cabbage (Cabbage ), Tomato (Patio) (Lycopersicon esculentum), Fall Aster (Aster ), Fall Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia ), Basil, Red Rubin (Annual) (Ocimum basilicum), Ornamental Pepper (Capsicum annuum), Kale 'Prizm' (Annual) (Brassica oleracea)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Containers
Cut Flowers
Culinary
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Dark Green
Maroon
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Winter
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist but well-drained
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