Garden orache is part of the Atriplex genus. Its scientific name is Atriplex hortensis. The botanical name epithet for Garden orache (hortensis) means 'of the garden'.
Spinach family. Purple leaves.Leaves appear approximately as a Lavender purple colour. It is an edible vegetable that typically grows as an annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Normally grows with a erect habit. This plant is a great attractor for butterflies and bees, so if you are looking to attract wildlife Garden orache is a great choice.
Garden orache is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!
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Plant directly outdoors in early spring, similar to spinach. Orach sprouts can survive frosts, snows, and cold rain so there is no reason to start these seeds indoors.
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Garden orache so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Garden orache so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Garden orache plants:
Red mountain spinach, Red Orach, Mountain Spinach, French Spinach, Orache, Arrach
Atriplex hortensis L.