Elephant's Foot (Elephantopus carolinianus)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 2-3 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Flower Color: Lavender
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing


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blogs ? by upat5 Dec 18, 2016 8:21 PM 10
Mystery Plant by VesGoose Aug 30, 2016 9:09 PM 21
Cold stratification media? by outofthegreen Jul 26, 2016 8:25 AM 3
2016 Garden Chat and Photos by ssgardener Feb 25, 2017 2:24 PM 1,945
Elephant's Foot (Elephantopus carolinianus) by kylaluaz Aug 16, 2015 6:44 PM 4
Do you garden with Wildflowers? Tell us all about it. by frostweed Mar 20, 2014 5:21 PM 130
velvety leaves by flaflwrgrl Apr 14, 2012 5:51 PM 3
Elephant's Foot (Elephantopus carolinianus); growing in Shade by Horntoad Sep 24, 2011 3:37 PM 4

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