Chinese Violet Cress Seeds

Chinese Violet Cress Seeds

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Packet $4.79
1 Ounce $9.49 ($9.49/ounce)
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  • Beautify salads with these edible, violet flowers
  • Can be grown as a microgreen
  • Needs full sun, does not tolerate shade
  • Native to Asia
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Life Cycle Annual, Biennial
Planting Season Fall, Spring
Color Purple
Growth Habit Multi-Branching
Plant Height 12 to 24 inches
Bloom Season Spring through Summer

Plant Characteristics Attracts Pollinators, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Fast Growing
Growing Conditions Cold Tolerant, Outdoor

About Chinese Violet Cress Seeds

Orychophragmus violaceus

Seed Type Open Pollinated Seed
Plant Type Basal Rosette

A delightful and well-branched plant, Chinese Violet Cress boasts a profusion of dainty blue-violet flowers throughout the summer. Whether in a hanging basket or garden setting, this plant excels. Beyond its ornamental appeal, Chinese Violet Cress provides tasty leaves and crisp stems, making it a fantastic addition to mixed leaf salads, complete with beautiful and fragrant edible flowers.

Planting Information

Planting Chinese Violet Cress Seeds

Planting Season Fall, Spring
Seed Prep Requires Light
Sowing Method Direct Sow, Start Indoors
Light Requirement Full Sun
Planting Depth 1/16 inch
Plant Spacing 12 inches
Plant Height 12 to 24 inches
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zones 7, 8, 9, 10
View our Chinese Violet Cress Planting Guide to learn more.


Amount Recommended Coverage
Packet Up to 80 Sq. Ft
1 Ounce Up to 625 Sq. Ft