Armoracia rusticana (Horse Radish)

Full Sun
Soil Type:
Mainly dry
Soil Type:

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Plant Overview

The plant has lovely white flowers in early summer. It will spread if you let it, so plant in a contained space/container or somewhere you are happy for it do so.

The roots are shredded and used as a relish and it is also used in pickles and the young leaves can be used in salads.

Height: 60cm


One of the many culinary herbs brought to Britain by the Romans, it was one of the bitter herbs eaten by Jews at Passover to remind them of the hard times suffered under Pharaoh.

Traditionally, Horseradish has been used to dispel evil forces by sprinkling it into the corners of the house, windows and doors. By the Middle Ages, Horseradish was used in a poultice to treat sciatica, rheumatism and gout.


Common name(s): Horse Radish


Photo: H. Zell, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

All our plants are supplied in 9cm pots unless otherwise specified. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants in bigger pots planted at the same time. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant.
The majority of our plants are grown outdoors. This means that they follow their natural growth patterns and are ready to plant at any time of the year. If you order the plants in winter, they are likely to be dormant and died back to ground level, ready to shoot again in spring - just like the herbaceous perennials in your own garden. Very occasionally, in winter, we may indicate on the packing slip that a plant needs to be hardened off before planting out. This will be because it has just come out of a polytunnel. If you have any questions about our plants or growing methods, please feel free to drop us an email.
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