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St Barbara's herb

Barbarea spp.

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

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St Barbara's herb Overview

The genus Barbarea, also known by the common names yellow rocket and winter cress, contains just under 30 small species of herbaceous biennial or perennials with deeply lobed foliage and yellow flowers featuring 4 petals. Some species are consumed as salad plants and others have been cultivated to produce plants with showy, double-flowers or variegated foliage for use as ornamental specimens.

Common problems with St Barbara's herb

How to propagate St Barbara's herb

Division

Seed or division in spring.

Seed