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Dysphania pumilio

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Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Dysphania (dis-FAY-nee-a) (Info)
Species: pumilio (poo-MIL-ee-oh) (Info)

Synonym:Chenopodium pumilio

Category:
Annuals

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

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Blue-Green
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

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; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; direct sow after last frost

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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

A sprawling annual or short-lived perennial herb to 0.3m tall and wide, strongly aromatic, with glandular hairs. It germinates after summer rain, and causes problems in agricultural areas by reducing crop establishment in the following season. It is native to Western Australia.
(source: Plant Protection Society of WA)



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