Pipicha, Chepiche

Porophyllum tagetoides

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Porophyllum (por-oh-FIL-um) (Info)
Species: tagetoides (tag-e-TOH-id-eez) (Info)

Category:

Annuals

Biennials

Herbs

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Blue-Violet

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Aromatic

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

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

Seed Collecting:

Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

Regional

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

Anaheim, California

Los Angeles, California (2 reports)

Sebastopol, California

Green Cove Springs, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 16, 2009, AmyMorie from Green Cove Springs, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Very drought tolerant and no-fuss plant when sown in place. Self-sows here in los Angeles. I scattered some seeds in during a very hot August and had a few plants right away in watered areas, with more emerging in dry areas in late October. Tasty leaf - use fresh as cilantro.

I received the seeds from Farmlab.org; the original crop grew in downtown los Angeles at the State Historic Park.

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