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Apocynum cannabinum - Plant

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Apocynum cannabinum is a bushy member of the dogbane and milkweed family.

This herbaceous perennial plant becomes about 2 ,5 tall at maturity. Initially, this plant develops an erect central stem with opposite leaves during the late spring, but during early to mid-summer it branches abundantly. The stems are light green to red, terete, glabrous, and sometimes glaucous.

At intervals along these stems, there are pairs of opposite leaves.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Dogbane, Amy Root, Hemp Dogbane, Prairie Dogbane, Indian Hemp, Rheumatism Root, or Wild Cotton, Indianhemp
Maximum Reachable Height 2.00 to 4.00 feet
Flower Colour Individual flowers have 5 white or greenish-white petals.
Bloom Time July to August
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Once established, cannas need to be kept moist.
  • They also require monthly fertilizer that is relatively higher in phosphate for continual bloom.
  • Its usually necessary to dig up and store canna rhizomes in the fall.
  • They can also be overwintered in pots and allowed to grow throughout the winter season.
  • In spring they can be replanted or moved back outdoo
  • You can also divide the plant during this time if necessary.

    Apocynum cannabinum care

    Cannas can be planted outdoors in warm climates or containers in other areas. During spring, when planting of canna lily plant, wait until the threat of frost has passed. Groups of cannas should be planted about a foot or two apart.

    Sunlight Full sun
    Watering Dry to medium
    Soil well-drained soil
    Fertilizer Apply for organic fertilizer

    Apocynum cannabinum special feature

    After the latex has been squeezed from the plant, it is allowed to stand overnight to harden into a white gum which can be used (sometimes mixed with clean clay) as chewing gum.

    Apocynum cannabinum uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • A good plant to naturalize in a butterfly garden, native plant garden or wild garden

    Medicinal Use:

    • It is also used in herbal medicine to treat fever, dysentery

    Culinary Use:

    • The seeds have an edible use as a meal (raw or cooked) when ground into a powder