I truly think that edibles can and should be part of the ornamental aspect of a garden, not that I’m advocating one of those flower filled vegie gardens which you feel you can’t pick a lettuce leaf for fear of ruining the show. If I can however find a pretty form of something that is usually boring I will plant that one.
The variegated Horse Radish being a case in point. The normal form is a course thug where as in spring the variegated one can be a sheer delight with its spotted, streaked and sometimes wholely white leaves. The sauce is exactly the same and so is the plant by mid summer as the variegation usually fades right out by then unfortunately, but I love it all the same.
I have plants in 6″ pots at $16.50 and if you want to know more and get a good recipe then read my blog on Penny Woodward’s web site.
By the way if you need cultural advise on this plant you should give up gardening!