Flowers Cress, Ornamental

Persian Cress
Organic Cress Seed

Product ID: 3399G

Productive, easy-to-grow greenery.

Airy, yet sturdy branches filled with tiny seed pods that resemble silvery-green coins. Grew faster and taller in our trials than Wrinkled Crinkled Cress, which is also used as a cut flower filler. We recommend multiple plantings about two weeks apart for continuous harvest. Persian Cress leaves are edible and have a mild, peppery flavor. Also makes a nice salad green. USDA Certified Organic. Ht. 36-40" Avg. 12,300 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.


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DAYS TO GERMINATION: 2-5 days at 55-65°F (13-18°C)

SOWING: Direct seed (recommended) - Sow as soon as soil can be worked. Cover seeds with 1/4" soil. Thin when first true leaves appear. Transplant - Sow 4-6 weeks before last frost. Sow into cell packs or larger containers. Harden off seedlings before transplanting outdoors. Support may be required.





HARVEST: Fresh - Harvest fresh stems or when seed pods have matured. Dried - Harvest when seed pods have matured and hang to dry.

Soil Requirements:Average, well-drained soil.
SCIENTIFIC NAMe:Lepidium sativum

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Quick Facts

Latin Name

Lepidium sativium

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

65 - 75 Days

Life Cycle

Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).


Hybrid Status

Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.

Open Pollinated

Product Features

Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Ideal for Drying and Crafts Ideal for Drying and Crafts
Variety is excellent for creating dried flowers.
Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies
Plants, or seeds harvested from plants, that have been grown without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, strictly adhering to the USDA's National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) organic gardening practices are designated as Organic.

Supplies that meet the USDA's National Organic Program (NOP) rules according to a third-party authority such as OMRI, WSDA, and/or a local authority such as MOFGA or NOFA.

Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Ideal for Drying and Crafts