Aerva
Aerva lanata

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

Category:

Herbs

Perennials

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Non-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

Gardeners' Notes:

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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.