Spreading dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium)

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 12 - 36 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 36 inches
Leaves: Good fall color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Will Naturalize

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Location: Grandview Heights Land - Castlegar, B.C.Date: 2006-08-01- Characteristics are: rounded, opposite leaves; spreading branch
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Location: Whatshan Lake Retreat, B.C.Date: 2018-07-02- Small, but extremely fragrant blossoms.
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Location: Grandview Heights Land - Castlegar, B.C.Date: 2007-07-30- Dogbane emerges from the sand, perfuming the air with its fragr
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Comments:
Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Aug 6, 2016 1:47 PM

Native in the Pacific NW, found on open hillsides and ridges in dry, warm well-drained sites, at low to subalpine elevations. Can be toxic to livestock and humans. The stem fibers are strong and may be used for cordage.

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Small plant, BIG seedpods by DaisyI Jul 24, 2018 4:48 PM 5
Along the driveway by lauribob Sep 21, 2015 1:21 PM 3

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