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Winter-Cress

Barbarea vulgaris

Also known as

Yellow Rocket, Land Cress, Bittercress, Herb Barbara, Rocketcress, Yellow Rocketcress, Winter Rocket, Wound Rocket, Cressy-Greens, Garden Yellow Rocket, Herb-Barbaras, Upland Cress, Cress

Barbarea vulgaris (1) by Philipp Weigell (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

40cm

Max

25cm

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Winter-Cress

A close up of some yellow Barbarea vulgaris flowers and green leaves
Some yellow Barbarea vulgaris flowers with green leaves
A close up of some yellow Barbarea vulgaris flowers
A close up of some yellow Barbarea vulgaris flowers
A photo of Winter-Cress

Winter-Cress Overview

Barbarea vulgaris is also known by many common names including bittercress, herb barbara, rocketcress and yellow rocketcress. It is a biennial herbaceous plant in the mustard family, Brassicaceae.

Common problems with Winter-Cress

How to propagate Winter-Cress

Division

Seed or division in spring.

Seed

Special features of Winter-Cress

Attractive flowers