Apocynum cannabinum - Plant
Common name: Dogbane, Amy Root, Hemp Dogbane, Prairie Dogbane, Indian Hemp, Rheumatism Root, or Wild Cotton
Color: plant carry green color
Bloom time: July to August
Height: 2.00 to 4.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Spreading dogbane is a perennial wildflower with green foliage and tiny, bell shaped pink flowers that occur on top of the branch tips. It grows to be one to three feet tall. It grows in open woodlands and woodland edges. It lives in USDA zones 4-8.
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Water: Dry to medium
Temprature: first a rise in body temperature, sweating, and a strong pulse but cold extremities.
Fertilizer: Apply for organic fertilizer
- Seeds should be planted in the fall because they need a period of cold before they will germinate.
- Division of rhizomes may be done in the fall as well.
- It has few pests or diseases and needs little attention once established.
Apocynum cannabinum is a bushy member of the dogbane and milkweed family that features alternate, lance-shaped leaves on upright, stiff stems with terminal clusters of very tiny, whitish flowers that bloom in summer
- A good plant to naturalize in a butterfly garden, native plant garden or wild garden.
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor / physian befor use.
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