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Aletris farinosa - Plant

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Aletris farinosa, called the Unicorn root, crow-corn, white colic-root or white stargrass, is a plant species found across much of the eastern United States. It has also been reported from the southern part of Ontario, Canada. It is known from every state east of the Mississippi River except Vermont, as well as Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana
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Aletris farinosa is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft) by 0.2 m (0ft 8in). It is hardy to zone (UK) 7. It is in flower from May to August. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid soils and can grow in very acid soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

Common name: Unicorn Root - Colic Root, White colicroot
Color: White
Bloom time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
Height: 0.6 m (2ft) by 0.2 m (0ft 8in)
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
Dig holes or beds wide, not deep Lightly amend heavy clay or sandy soils with organic matter Gently remove plants from containers, keeping the root ball intact Loosen potting soil and roots around bottom and edges of root ball Plant level with surrounding soil, spreading roots outward Fill around roots with lightly amended native soil Water to settle soil around roots Cover the area with leaf or bark mulch 1 - 3 inches thick but not piled up onto the plant s stem/trunk Water deeply

Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: Medium

Temprature: -10 and -15°c[200].

Fertilizer: Fertilize early in the plant s growing cycle - spring for summer plants, fall for winter plants

Care:
  • Divide clump-forming perennials such as hosta, daylily, iris, sedum, phlox, and most ornamental grasses in the late fall or late winter into individual plants, each with a piece of stem, crown (body), and roots Sow seed of perennials such as coneflowers, coreopsis, and others in the late summer or late spring, keeping them moist and giving them enough time to sprout and grow roots before extreme cold or hot weather
    Some perennials, including sedum and phlox, root readily from stem cuttings taken in summer Keep newly-propagated perennials moist, not wet, and cover the soil underneath with mulch to protect roots from weather extremes and to reduce competition from weeds


Special Feature:
Low, yellow-green, grass-like leaves subtend colic root’s leafless flowering stalks which rise 2-3 1/2 ft. At the top of a sturdy, round stem is a spike-like cluster of small, white, urn-shaped flowers.
Use
Ornamental use:
  • the plant is used for Garden purpose


Note:
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor / physian befor use.

Reference:
http://www.learn2grow.com/plants/aletris-farinosa-care-and-maintenance/ http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ALFA2
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