PlantsTragopogon→Salsify (Tragopogon porrifolius)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Biennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 2 feet to 4 feet
Plant Spread: 12 inches
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Vegetable
Salad greens
Edible Parts: Leaves
Eating Methods: Raw
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots


Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Identification please by Moodle May 30, 2021 9:30 AM 3
Alright, what is it? by CPPgardener Mar 25, 2021 7:22 AM 5
salsify growing - Tragopogon porrifolius & Scorzonera hispanica by UrbanWild Jan 25, 2021 12:32 PM 2
Anyone know what plant this is? by SkirtGardener Jul 27, 2020 5:38 AM 2
Strange plant by Werdna0 Apr 25, 2020 10:38 AM 2
strange yellow flower weed sprang up on lawn by ssph Jun 21, 2018 11:12 PM 5
Plant identification N0 2 by JohnBoy1955 Mar 20, 2017 3:31 PM 4
Have: Salsify~Tragopogon porrifolius by luvsgrtdanes Jan 27, 2015 7:38 PM 3

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