Sea Foam Flower, Wormseed
Dysphania aristata

Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Dysphania (dis-FAY-nee-a) (Info)
Species: aristata (a-ris-TAH-tuh) (Info)
Synonym:Chenopodium aristatum
Synonym:Teloxys aristataN

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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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.