Horseradish, Red Cole
|USDA Hardiness Zone
|2 - 9
|RHS Hardiness Zone
|Garden planting and herb gardens.
|Full sun and partial-shade. Moist, well-drained, sandy, loam and clay soils. Prefers acid, neutral and alkaline soils. Urban pollution tolerant.
|Upright and spreading.
|Spreading and invasive.
|Cabbageworms and caterpillars.
|Arable land, waste ground, streams and woodland.
|Large, narrow and lettuce-like.
|Showy spikes. That rise above the foliage in early summer.
|The leaves are green with white edges. The flowers are white with yellow eyes.
|Division and seed. Should be cut back in autumn in preparation of winter.
|Ethnobotanical Uses (Disclaimer)
|In folklore, horseradish was used to treat urinary tract infections and respiratory congestion. It has stimulant and diuretic effects. Commonly used as a condiment on meat. The roots are used to make sauces and seasonings.