Lolla Rossa Lettuce is a beautiful plant with deep purple, frilly edged leaves which fade to a muted green closer to the center of the plant. Because of its attractive color and edging it makes a great ornamental border for the landscape or colorful addition to any salad.
How to Grow Lolla Rossa Lettuce
- Latin Name: Lactuca sativa ‘lollo rossa’
- Days to Maturity: 55
- Hardiness Zone: 4- 9
- Soil: Rich, moist, 60<70 degrees
- Temperature: Cooler
- Light Preference: Full sun or partial shade
- Depth: 1/4"
- Plant Space: 6"
- Row Spacing: 12"
- Pests/disease: Resistant to Downy Mildew
- Seed Count:
- 1 oz.- Approximately 16,000 seeds
- 4 oz.- Approximately 64,000 seeds
- 1 lb.- Approximately 256,000 seeds
Lolla Rossa is a slow bolting lettuce that can be harvested by snipping leaves as needed or by cutting at the base for the whole head. The plant may bolt prematurely if exposed to excessively hot weather.