Yellow flowering perennial arugula. Common name is Sylvetta. With a tap root over 6″ deep, this arugula will overwinter down to zone 5! Self seeds readily, you’ll have a solid bed of arugula in no time.
BOTANICAL NAME: Diplotaxis, “Sylvetta”, “wall rocket” , “wild rocket”
Perennial arugula flowers have a wonderful aroma that will permeate your entire garden. Honeybees love this flower! The flowers, buds and leaves are edible and make a very special salad by themselves or mixed with other greens. The flavor is spicier than common arugula- use on pizzas, sandwiches, sauteed, even as a pesto! Leaves will keep 7-10 days in the salad crisper in your refrigerator.
If left alone, the plant can grow to around 2 feet tall and 2 feet wide. However, keeping the arugula leaves harvested results in more tender new leaves.
- Zones: 5-8
- Ship Season: Mid-April through late Fall
- Ships as: Bareroot 2+ year old plant
- Soil: Well drained. Will tolerate poor soils.
- Sun: Part or Full Sun
- Bloom Time: Spring through Fall (Fragrant yellow flowers)
- Harvest: Late Spring until Fall Frost (Leaves and flowers are edible)