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Bassia scoparia 'Trichophylla'

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Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Bassia (BASS-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: scoparia (sko-PAIR-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Trichophylla

Synonym:Kochia scoparia
Synonym:Kochia scoparia var. tricophylla
Synonym:Kochia tricophylla

11 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Annuals

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction
Pollen may cause allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Green
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
4.5 or below (very acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
1 neutral
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative coriaceous On Feb 21, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

A highly invasive plant, and a difficult weed to control. In North America, it has naturalized in 43 states and 7 provinces. It is banned or quarantined in three states.

It is also highly allergenic.

Positive surena6 On Jan 20, 2003, surena6 wrote:

I am a Ph-D student of plant physiology, studing kochia potential as a forage crop in saline soils. I am ready to stablish a relation with anybody who is interest with this plant. I am studing physiological aspects of this plant that is yet unknown.
Majid Jami AL-Ahmadi
please contact me in:
Majid.jami@wali.um.ac.ir
majidjami@yahoo.com

Neutral Sis On Aug 29, 2001, Sis wrote:

Common name:Burning Bush(syn.Bassia scoparia)
Uniform,dense,pyramidal form'
Autumn red(annual)
Finely-cut foliage is bright green all summer
and changes to blazing red in fall'

Stunning hedge or bedding plant'

Regional...

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

,
Lincoln,
Mallorytown,
Louisville, Kentucky
Cumberland, Maryland
Lusby, Maryland
Warner, Oklahoma
Reading, Pennsylvania
Church Hill, Tennessee
Austin, Texas
San Antonio, Texas



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