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Miners Lettuce

Claytonia perfoliata
HOW TO GROW MINERS LETTUCE

Frost hardy annual. Requires consistently moist soil, do not let try out during waterings. Ideal for woodland garden, sunny edge, dapple to deep shade. In the right location its makes an excellent ground cover in cool soil under trees and usually self-sows freely. Forms a self supportive colony in nature, without the stems tip over. Thinning is destructive, so mix seed with fine sand before sowing to gain some distance between seeds. Surface sow, press into soil, do not cover. Soil pH 5.6-7.8. Hardiness zones 5–9. Annual.

Usual seed life: 5 years.

Planting Depth surface
Soil Temp. Germ. 60–70˚F
Days to Germ. 2–15
Plant Spacing 2–4”
Row Spacing 2–4”
Days To Maturity 40–45
Part Shade, Moist Well Drained Soil
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A useful winter salad herb, crunchy succulent texture, mild flavor. Gained its common name Miner's Lettuce in the Gold Rush years. Good re-growth after first cut. Although the leaves are small, they grow in abundance. The small boiled and peeled root has the flavor of chestnuts. Leaves are a gentle laxative, rich in...
A useful winter salad herb, crunchy succulent texture, mild flavor. Gained its common name Miner's Lettuce in the Gold Rush years. Good re-growth after first cut. Although the leaves are small, they grow in abundance. The small boiled and peeled root has the flavor of chestnuts. Leaves are a gentle laxative, rich in vitamin C. Also known as Claytonia and Winter Purslane. Tags: Color: Green, Season: Spring Fall Winter.

It is widely naturalized in western Europe. Also, native to the coast and mountains of the Pacific Northwest from Alaska to California. It was introduced there in the eighteenth century, possibly by the naturalist Archibald Menzies, who brought it to Kew Gardens in 1794.
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Miners Lettuce

Claytonia perfoliata
A useful winter salad herb, crunchy succulent texture, mild flavor. Gained its common name Miner's Lettuce in the Gold Rush years. Good re-growth after first cut. Although the leaves are small, they grow in abundance. The small boiled and peeled root has the fl...
A useful winter salad herb, crunchy succulent texture, mild flavor. Gained its common name Miner's Lettuce in the Gold Rush years. Good re-growth after first cut. Although the leaves are small, they grow in abundance. The small boiled and peeled root has the flavor of chestnuts. Leaves are a gentle laxative, rich in vitamin C. Also known as Claytonia and Winter Purslane. Tags: Color: Green, Season: Spring Fall Winter.

It is widely naturalized in western Europe. Also, native to the coast and mountains of the Pacific Northwest from Alaska to California. It was introduced there in the eighteenth century, possibly by the naturalist Archibald Menzies, who brought it to Kew Gardens in 1794.
Learn More
HOW TO GROW MINERS LETTUCE

Frost hardy annual. Requires consistently moist soil, do not let try out during waterings. Ideal for woodland garden, sunny edge, dapple to deep shade. In the right location its makes an excellent ground cover in cool soil under trees and usually self-sows freely. Forms a self supportive colony in nature, without the stems tip over. Thinning is destructive, so mix seed with fine sand before sowing to gain some distance between seeds. Surface sow, press into soil, do not cover. Soil pH 5.6-7.8. Hardiness zones 5–9. Annual.

Usual seed life: 5 years.

Planting Depth surface
Soil Temp. Germ. 60–70˚F
Days to Germ. 2–15
Plant Spacing 2–4”
Row Spacing 2–4”
Days To Maturity 40–45
Part Shade, Moist Well Drained Soil
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