Lambley Gardens & Nursery, 395 Lesters Road,  Ascot,  Victoria 3364
Phone +61 (03) 5343 4303,  Fax +61 (03) 5343 4257

Lettuce, Red Butterhead ‘Skyphos’

Lettuce, Red Butterhead ‘Skyphos’

Far and away the best red butterhead available. Quick growing with tender, sweet, deep burgundy and cream hearts. A favourite at Lambley. I’ve only just started growing this superb variety. It has a sweet excellent flavour and a soft texture. Whilst quick to mature it’s slow to bolt and is the surest heading of the red butterheads. The yellow-green centres contrast nicely with the red exteriors. Can be planted all year round except perhaps winter in inland gardens.


  • All the lettuce varieties we sell have been bred for both flavour and disease resistance. All have a high resistance to lettuce aphid. The following varieties are the best that modern breeding can give. Quick to grow, slow to bolt and excellent flavour.


When to sow: Year round
Where to sow: Seed trays, pots or direct sow
Depth to sow: 5mm
Aspect:  Full sun or as sunny a spot as possible.
Soil:  Prepared, well drained, fertilised soil. Add   lime if soil is too acid.
Spacing: Between plants 20cm; Between rows 30cm


Directions: Plant 3 seeds every 20cm in rows 30cm apart. Thin to one seedling after the first true leaves appear. Or plant 2 seeds to a 5cm pot or 2cm apart in seed trays and plant out when big enough. Lettuce germinate best at or below 20C.

Packet 30 seeds
$5.50 each