When I first spotted Wrinked Cress being used as a versatile bouquet filler I knew I had to give it a go. Actually a salad crop it won’t be out of place in the vegetable garden or allotment.
Graceful, silvery panicles are covered with shimmery seeds, this is a fantastic foliage filler.
Armfuls ready well before our favourite ‘Panicum Frosted Explosion’, Wrinkled Cress is perfect for giving texture to arrangements.
For straight stems provide some support early on, this crop grows quickly.
How to grow:
Easy to grow, start seeds in Spring or direct sow from mid May. Wrinkled Cress can be ready to use in just 2 months, sow in succession to extended harvest. For more detailed growing instructions join our ‘Grow Along’ on Instagram
Variety: Lepidium sativum
Type: Half Hardy Annual
Position: Full Sun
Germination: Up to 30 days
Harvest: June onwards
Seeds per packet: 100 (Approx. counted by weight)
Cutting /Vase Life:
Pick as soon as the seeds have formed all the way to the tip. These stems do not need any special conditioning other than resting in water preferably overnight. Click for more detailed information on conditioning.
Brilliant a vase life of 10 days. Suitable for drying, hang them upside down until they hold their shape.