Where art and horticulture meet.
Seeds: Giant heads of sweet, crispy, delicious oak/romaine leaves. The name of this exquisite lettuce, which is huge, sweet, and slow to bolt, means "Italian" in German: proof that gardens everywhere are cosmopolitan gathering spots of plants from around the globe. Italienischer boasts stellar performance, great flavor, and huge proportions.
Specific: Lactuca sativa.
Artist, Jeanne Benson has created a German-Italian salad out of dyed fabrics, which includes Italienischer Lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, and nasturtium blossoms.