Eruca sativa

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Arugula or Rocket (Annual)

USDA Hardiness Zone 7-10

Commonly known as Rocket, this edible leaf is spicy, somewhat nutty and peppery in flavor. Can be used as a green or as an herb. Use fresh, steamed or sauted like spinach.

Height

12-20 in

Spread

8-10 in

Color

White

Interesting Notes

The seeds of Arugula were used in Roman times to flavor oils.

Leaves are very rich in Vitamin C and potassium.

Bloom Time

summer

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Arugula grows fast. Adding compost to soil prior to planting is preferred for best performance. Grows best in cooler temperatures.

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Cut Flowers
Containers
Culinary
Exposure
Partial Shade
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Spring
Summer
Soil Moisture Preference
Rich
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