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Common Figwort

Scrophularia nodosa

Family: Scrophulariaceae (skrof-yoo-larr-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Scrophularia (skrof-yoo-LAR-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: nodosa (nod-OH-suh) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Brown/Bronze

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Aromatic

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Birmingham, Alabama

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 29, 2016, Ted_B from Birmingham, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:

Seeds germinated fairly consistently following 60 days of refrigeration and subjected to fluctuating temperatures. Seedlings did very well in a peat based mix kept moist.

Established plants tolerate full sun in a rich soil if watered regularly. Healthy plants flower heavily in the first year. The inflorescence is small, but highly attractive to not only bees, but pollinating flies and assorted wasps.

Positive

On Jul 16, 2011, elanivalae from Minneapolis, MN wrote:

It doesn't look like this should be hardy in my zone from the information here, but mine did survive our Minnesota winter this past year and has gotten quite large.

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