Called “Bright Lights,” this variety of Swiss chard is as pretty as it is tasty. Large leaves with a prominent, flat wide mid-rib grow in an upright rosette that is beautiful in a bed or container. Grows best in full sun, but will tolerate partial shade and even appreciates it in spring in hot climates. Highly nutritious, the leaves taste a lot like spinach, but this plant is a member of the beet family. Frost tolerant. Harvested chard freezes well.
- Light: Full sun to part shade
- Leaf size: 18 to 24 inches
- Matures: 45+ days
- Plant spacing: 12 to 18 inches apart
* Photos and description courtesy of Bonnie Plants.