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Ambrosia, Jerusalem Oak Goosefoot, Sticky Goosefoot
Dysphania botrys 'Green Majic'

Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Dysphania (dis-FAY-nee-a) (Info)
Species: botrys (BOT-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Green Majic
Synonym:Chenopodium botrys

Category:

Annuals

Herbs

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Green

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Aromatic

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 6, 2005, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

The Jerusalem oak is occasionally cultivated for its edible leaves, there is at least one named variety, developed in the Netherlands. 'Green Magic' is a cultivar with a delicious nutty flavour. It can be harvested just 31 days after sowing.

The dried flower spikes are aromatic and ornamental. The leaves emit an agreeable aromatic smell when they are handled.