Agrimony, Long Ya Cao
Agrimonia pilosa

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Agrimonia (ag-rih-MOH-nee-uh) (Info)
Species: pilosa (pil-OH-suh) (Info)

Category:

Herbs

Perennials

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Aug 31, 2007, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

I have no direct experience with this plant, but have learned about it through research.
It is a medicinal plant with astringent qualities. It has been used as mouthwash for sore throats and to treat internal bleeding. The small yellow flowers are closely set on a tall spike.