Plant Care Garden Yellow Rocket

Garden Yellow Rocket

About Garden Yellow Rocket

Yellow Rocket Cress is a biennial herb native to Europe and Japan in the mustard family. In its first year it forms a basal rosette of leaves and the next year it creates tall flowering stalks topped with goldenrod colored flowers.


Barbarea vulgaris

Also known as

Herb barbaras, Yellow rocket, Bittercress, Herb barbara, Rocketcress, Yellow rocketcress, Winter rocket and Wound rocket

How to care for Garden Yellow Rocket


How often to water your Garden Yellow Rocket

Water needs for Garden Yellow Rocket
0.5 cups
every 9

Garden Yellow Rocket needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Garden Yellow Rocket

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Garden Yellow Rocket in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Garden Yellow Rocket: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Garden Yellow Rocket love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Garden Yellow Rocket does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Garden Yellow Rocket

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Garden Yellow Rocket: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Garden Yellow Rocket after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Garden Yellow Rocket

Garden Yellow Rocket

Garden Yellow Rocket

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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