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Aerva, Sambang Colok
Aerva sanguinolenta

Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Aerva (AY-er-va) (Info)
Species: sanguinolenta (san-gwin-oh-LEN-tuh) (Info)

Category:

Herbs

Perennials

Shrubs

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

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

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Burgundy

Smooth-Textured

Succulent

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Miami, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

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

Distribution: Foothill and sub-Himalayan zone in Pakistan, ascending, India extending to China, Thailand, Malay, Indo-China, the Philippines and the Malay islands (Java, Celebes, Moluccas etc.).