Description for Hog Weed
Heracleum mantegazzianum, commonly called giant hogweed or cartwheel flower, is an herbaceous biennial or short-lived perennial that is noted for producing rapid and prodigious growth often to the detriment of native plants.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|giant hogweed||White||June to July||8.00 to 15.00 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Allow stems and roots to dry out thoroughly before disposing of them. Call your municipality to find out if bags containing Giant hogweed can be sent to your local municipal landfill site. In the event of any direct exposure/contact to this plant; If you get sap on your skin wash the area well with soap and water.
|Full Sun to Partial Shade||well-drained soil||Medium||-||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Hog Weed
- Plants can rapidly colonize areas through self-seeding (wind and water).
- To help prevent self-seeding, remove and destroy the spent inflorescences of existing plants with care before seed matures.
Typical uses of Hog Weed
Special features: White flowers with 50-150 flower rays clustered into an umbrella shaped flower cluster up to 2.5 feet across.
Culinary use: Culinary Uses of Common Hogweed.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
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