The Garden Lettuce Lactuca sativa Leafy annual herb orinigally from the Mediterranean and Hear East
Garden Lettuce Lactuca sativa
Lactuca sativa is a ANNUAL/BIENNIAL growing to 0.9 m (3ft) by 0.3 m (1ft in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from Jul to August, and the seeds ripen from Aug to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Flies, self.The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.