- Bright Red, Orange, Pink, Green or Yellow Stalks
- 10-12 Inches Tall
- 24-36 Inches Wide
- Plant in Full Sun
This 1988 All-American Selection award winner is so beautiful that you’ll be tempted to add it to both your vegetable and perennial gardens. Its green and dark purple savoyed leaves appear in an array of bright red, orange, pink, green or yellow stalks. The leaf veins are brightly colored as well.
Harvest young 4 to 6-inch-long leaves after 30 days to eat raw and mature leaves after 50 days to add to cooked dishes. Cut leaves about two inches above the plant’s base and it will continue to produce new leaves.
Bright Lights Swiss Chard Care
Beta vulgaris 'Bright Lights' will reach a height of 20 inches with an 18 to 20-inch spread. Plant this annual vegetable in a full to part sun location in USDA plant hardiness zones 3 to 9. Space individual plants 10 to 18 inches apart in fertile well-drained soil. Swiss chard can tolerate light frosts and can be planted in your garden or container a few weeks before your last predicted frost date.
Growing Bright Lights Swiss Chard Plants
This plant makes an attractive edible addition to container gardens as a thriller plant. Create eye-catching container gardens by combining it with other edibles or annual flowers. Use a container that is at least 8 inches in diameter.
Watering Bright Lights Swiss Chard Plants
Keep the soil consistently moist throughout the growing season. Water if your garden has not received at least an inch of rainfall during the previous week. Container gardens dry out faster and will need to be watered more frequently.
Feeding Bright Lights Swiss Chard Plants
Amend the soil with good quality compost before planting. Swiss chard are not heavy feeders. Apply a nitrogen rich fertilizer if the plant’s vigor begins to decline before the end of the gardening season.
Bright Lights Swiss Chard Plant Information
|Common Name: Bright Lights Swiss Chard|
|Botanical Name: Beta vulgaris var cicla|
|Plant Type: Swiss Chard|
|Edible Type: Vegetable|
|Vegetable Size: -|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (+6 hrs.)|
|Spacing: 12 - 18" (30 - 46cm)|
|Height: 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)|
|Width: 24 - 36" (61 - 91cm)|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.