Horseradish is generally relegated to the never never land of the culinary realm. Fresh garden grown horseradish however has a unique burning zesty zingy taste that can clear your sinuses and redden the whites of your eyes. It's a very easily grown plant that thrives in most conditions.
Horseradish is cold-hardy up to Zone 3, it's a perennial that grows best where there's ample cold weather to force dormancy. There are two primary varieties of horseradish, common and bohemian horseradish. Common horseradish, which has wide crinkly leaves. Bohemian Horseradish has more narrow, unwrinkled leaves and is more resistant to disease.
Horseradish does best in full sun but tolerates partial shade. Horseradish will not grow in constantly wet soggy conditions, most other soil types are just fine.
To control its spread, remove the entire root, including any branches, when harvesting, then replant only only a modest amount of roots, just enough to meet the following seasons needs.