Coltsfoot - Plant
Description for Coltsfoot
Tussilago farfara, commonly known as coltsfoot, is a plant in the groundsel tribe in the daisy family Asteraceae, native to Europe and parts of western and central Asia. It has had uses in traditional medicine.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|butterbur ,Tussilago farfara,coltsfoot,Tussilago||Yellowish-white||April||2.00 to 3.00 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Butterbur, fuki or sweet coltsfoot is a rhizomatous perennial that is noted for its huge basal leaves that form dense spreading clumps of foliage to 3 inch tall and 5 inch wide. It is native to Korea, China and Japan where it is typically found growing on wet streambanks in woodland areas.
|Part shade to full shade||well-drained soil||Medium to wet||41 to 86 degrees F||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Coltsfoot
- It is a flower that typically grows as a perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more.This plant is a great attractor for butterflies, so if you are looking to attract wildlife Coltsfoot is a great choice.
Typical uses of Coltsfoot
Special features: Banks of ponds, streams or water gardens. Bogs. Shady corner of the border or woodland garden as long as the soil moisture requirements can be met.
Culinary use: na
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose. Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area.
Medicinal use: na
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