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Arrowleaf Balsamroot


The sunflower-like blooms of this native wildflower are a welcome sign of spring. Native Americans used the plant for food and medicine. All parts of the plant are edible. It is drought tolerant and a prize in any natural or xeriscape garden.

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Data sheet

Soil Type: All - Tolerant of Most Soil Types., Clay Soil, Silty Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil, Peaty Soil, Saline Soil, Chalky Soil
Zones: 7, 8, 4, 5, 6
Water Needs: Low, Low/Moderate
Light: Full Sun
Growth Cycle: Perennial
Edible: Yes
Color: Yellow, Orange
Height: g: Up to 3 Feet
Growing Instructions: Can be sown in fall or directly in the ground very early in spring (January - February). Sow 3-4 seeds 1/8" deep and 18" apart in a sunny position. Germination 14 - 21 days at 0 to 10° C, (32 to 50F).
Special Features: Butterflies and Pollinators, Fodder/Wildlife/Shelter, Medicinal Value
Growth Rate Moderate


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