Botanical name: Atriplex hortensisRed Spinach

Red Spinach is a leaf vegetable that is also grown as an ornamental plant as the triangular, red leaves are very attractive.

Small obscure flowers match the colour of the leaves.

Leaves have a slightly salty, spinach flavour and are used fresh in salads or cooked in other dishes.

Growing Red Spinach

Tolerant of most soils but rich, moist, free-draining soils produce tender leaves.

Plants are frost tender.

Grows 1-2m high x 0.5m wide.

Prefers full sun.

Suitable for pots.