Winner of multiple awards

Days to Maturity: 60 from direct sow

All-America Selections (AAS) Winner 1998

Garden Merit Award from the Royal Horticulture Society

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—these stems keep their colors even after light cooking, and have a rich, crisp, peppery bite. The star of the cool-season veggie garden.

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.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Beta
Species vulgaris
Variety Bright Lights
Item Form Pack of 1000
Days To Maturity 60
Fruit Color Multi-Color
Seeds Per Pack 1000
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

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