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PlantFiles: Aerva
Aerva lanata

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Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Aerva (AY-er-va) (Info)
Species: lanata (la-NA-tuh) (Info)

Category:
Herbs
Perennials
Shrubs

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen
Herbaceous

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive IRFAN_LODHI On Feb 13, 2010, IRFAN_LODHI from faisalabad
Pakistan (Zone 10b) wrote:

aerva lanata)
some common names Bengali: Chaya, Duk.: Kul -ke -jar, Khul.Malayalam: Cherula. Marathi: Kapu -madhura. Punjabi: Bui -kaltan , Rajasthani: Bhui. Sanskrit: Astmabayda, Sindhi:Bhui,Jari ,Sinhalese-Pol pala,Tamil: Sirru -pulay -vayr. Telugu: Pinde-conda, Pindi-chetter.Trans-Indus: Asmei, Spirke, Sasai.Swahili:Kinongo Akan-Asante bameha.
Also aerva lanata's leaves flowers roots uses for medicinal puposes.



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