Black Salsify - Scorzonera hispanica

When to plant iSowing / transplanting
When to harvest iHarvest period
Height iAverage height
47 inches (119 cm)
Planting distance iPlanting distance
3.5 inches (9 cm)
Sowing depth iSowing depth
0.5 inches (1.3 cm)
Black salsify growing conditions
Relative growing difficulty iRelative growing difficulty
Soil & fertilization iSoil & fertilization difficulty
Care & maintenance iCare & maintenance difficulty
Pest & diseases iPests & diseases difficulty
Sun / Shade iSun / shade tolerance
Ideal soil type iIdeal soil types
Soil PH iSoil PH
Moisture / drainage iSoil drainage
USDA growing zone rangeiUSDA hardiness growing zones
-
RHS hardiness iRHS hardiness rating
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Common names: Spanish salsify, Black oyster plant, Serpent root, Viper's herb, Viper's grass, Scorzonera

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