Winner of Multiple Awards!
Great flavor and unbeatable appearance!
Variety: Bright Lights
Item Form: (P)?Pkt of 100 seeds
Days To Maturity: 60
Fruit Color: Multi-Color
Seeds Per Pack: 125
Plant Height: 20 in
Plant Width: 12 in – 15 in
Additional Characteristics: Award Winner,?Cool Season,?Easy Care Plants,?Edible
Foliage Color: Mix
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Moist,? well-drained
Resistance: Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance: Normal,? loamy
Uses: Beds,?Containers,?Cuisine,?Foliage Interest,?Ornamental,?Outdoor,?Winter Interest
60 days from direct sowing.
These brilliantly-colored stems are so beautiful that you may forget to harvest the succulent, sweet leaves! Electric yellows, pinks, crimsons, oranges, purples, whites, and greens — some even striped! — festoon the 20-inch stems. Many keep their color even after cooking, and all are delightfully festive!
Bright Lights is a mix of green- and black-leaved Swiss Chard in all brilliant colors, including stripes, streaks, and bicolors. It’s utterly eye-catching in garden or container, which is one reason it has received both an All-America Selection and an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticulture Society. The other reason is flavor — this stems keep their colors even after light cooking, and have a rich, crisp, peppery bite!
Great in containers and showy enough for the flower garden, Bright Lights is a classic asked for by name in nurseries and garden centers. Like all Swiss Chard, it grows readily from seed, and will regrow if leaves are cut back to 2 inches from the crown. Both leaves and stems are delicious! Pkt is 100 seeds.