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Xanthorhiza simplicissima

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Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Xanthorhiza (zan-tho-RISE-uh) (Info)
Species: simplicissima (sim-plih-KISS-ee-muh) (Info)

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Category:
Groundcovers
Herbs
Shrubs

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
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)

Sun Exposure:
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Deciduous

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

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:
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Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral skidz On May 16, 2013, skidz from Wetumpka, AL wrote:

This plant is listed as poisonous. However, the root is mentioned by many sources as a useful herb especially for digestive issues. It has been recommended to me by two herbalists to treat an H. Pylori infection and a web search will confirm several studies suggesting that is is safe and effective.

Positive crimsontsavo On Apr 10, 2008, crimsontsavo from Crossville, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

A new discovery for me and I looove the airy maroonish blooms. They are so pretty and airy.

Positive Charlotteda On Apr 2, 2005, Charlotteda from Pickens, SC (Zone 7a) wrote:

This native plant grows in semi shade along our streambank.

Regional...

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

Clanton, Alabama
Cullman, Alabama
Parkway Village, Kentucky
Jackson, Missouri
Harrison, New York
Barker Heights, North Carolina
Roseville, Ohio
Laflin, Pennsylvania
Pickens, South Carolina
Andersonville, Tennessee
Crossville, Tennessee (2 reports)
Hood, Virginia



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