True Wild Lettuce Seeds | Lactuca virosa
Wild Lettuce (Lactuca virosa) is grown medicinally for the milky white sap that oozes from the plant when cut or broken.
Wild Lettuce seeds germ rate 99 % tested. To germinate keep warm and moist do not bury seeds.
Leave on top of rich soil do not add fertilizers covered with clear plastic or a mini-greenhouse until seedlings grow out.
Also can be grown indoors during winter months until spring then transplanted outdoors after the last frost do not use rainwater during the seedling cycle.
Propagating Wild Lettuce From Seed:
- Scatter seeds on moist soil, and press them lightly into the soil. Just barely cover the seed as Lactuca needs sunlight to germinate. Germination takes 5 days to two weeks.
- Transplant seedlings to rich, moist soil and full sun, spacing them 2 ft apart.
- Wild Lettuce is a biennial, which means in the first year it will make a rosette of leaves, and in the second year, the flower stalk(s) will shoot up in early to mid-summer to 4-6ft and produce seeds in late summer/early fall. If you're lucky, it will make seeds the first year.
- Wild Lettuce is hardy to zone 6 (-10F/-23C).