Beta vulgaris var. cicla
Rainbow is part of the Beet genus and is a Chard variety. Its scientific name is Beta vulgaris var. cicla 'Rainbow'. 'Rainbow' is considered a heirloom OP (open polliated) cultivar.
Rainbow chard seed can be the result of either of two seed-saving processes. In the first, seeds of differently colored chards are each grown in isolation to preserve specific bright colors, and are then mixed in packets to provide the multicolor effect in the garden. In the second, a hybridized population of different colors is allowed to freely cross and recombine in a shifting spectrum of hues.Rainbow grows as an Annual and is a Vegetable. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Rainbow is known for growing to a height of approximately 45.0 cm (1.46 feet).
This plant tends to need a moderate amount of maintenance, so ensuring that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for Rainbow Chard is quite important to ensure you have a happy and healthy plant.
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How to grow Chard 'Rainbow'
Growing Rainbow from seed
Chard 'Rainbow' information
How long does Rainbow take to grow?
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Bright Lights, Five colour silverbeet, Neon
04 Aug 2011
This wonderful plant, has survived yet another Canberra winter. This last one went to MINUS 6!!! It’s looking good.
Who says this is an annual? It’s got LOTS of new leaves just great for salads, and making canelloni.