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Dysphania aristata

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Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Dysphania (dis-FAY-nee-a) (Info)
Species: aristata (a-ris-TAH-tuh) (Info)

Synonym:Chenopodium aristatum
Synonym:Teloxys aristataN

One vendor has this plant for sale.

Category:
Annuals

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Green

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Good Fall Color

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for drying and preserving

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:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral saya On Mar 7, 2005, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

It is said that little chunks of this plant are sold for use as model shrubs and trees for miniature track-side and road decoration.



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