False Nettle, Bog Hemp
Boehmeria cylindrica

Family: Urticaceae
Genus: Boehmeria (boh-MEER-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: cylindrica (sil-IN-dree-kuh) (Info)

Category:

Herbs

Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Green

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:

Veined

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Morrilton, Arkansas

Newark, Delaware

East Peoria, Illinois

Lincoln, Nebraska

Staten Island, New York

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Arlington, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Houston, Texas

Richmond, Texas

Spring, Texas

Leesburg, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
1
negative
RatingContent
Neutral

On Dec 15, 2011, vitrsna from Colima
Mexico (Zone 11) wrote:

does anyone know of a vendor who sells Boehmeria cylindrica seeds and will ship a small amount to Mexico?

Negative

On Oct 3, 2010, kayos from Port Orange, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

I love that ths plant is a host for butterflys but it has taken over most of my gardens. Constant pulling but hey return in full force.

Positive

On Aug 12, 2009, SusanLouise from Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b) wrote:

This is a lovely addition to any garden...
An added bonus is the butterflies it attracts since it's a host plant for several butterflies too...

Neutral

On Jan 9, 2007, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

False Nettle, Bog Hemp Boehmeria cylindrica is Native to Texas and other States.