View Larger

Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden
  • Lower Garden
  • Pioneer Farm

  • Hardiness Zones


    Swiss chard is a leafy green that can be used in salads or cooked. Its leaves may be plain green or have red midribs.

    Latin Name

    Beta vulgaris var. cicla


    Family

    Amaranthaceae


    Also Known As

    Silver Beet Perpetual Spinach Leaf Beet


    Type of Plant

    Annual
    Vegetable

    Seasons

    Fall
    Spring
    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 2'
    Max Spread: 2'

    Uses

  • Annual
  • Vegetable

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Part Shade

    Colors


    Native Range

    Mediterranean


    History

    Swiss chard has been grown a crop since the time of the Romans.


    Buy Tickets What to See Calendar Shop Restaurant Donate Membership
    Estate Hours

    Open today from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

    iconDirections & Parking
    buy tickets online & save