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Carpesium macrocephalum - Da-hua-jin-wa-er

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New for 2024 - Carpesium macrocephalumDa-hua-jin-wa-er - Unique and delightfully weird perennial member of the sunflower family (Asterceae). Large soft green leaves and droopy pendulous flowers. Instead of petals the flower disks are surrounded by geometric green bracts (modified leaves). The seeds themselves have a beautiful aroma, and a unique oily/resinous quality. Used in traditional Chinese medicine. These plants enjoy moist soil and partial shade. Hardy to zone 5 (they survived our -30c polar vortex of Feb. 2023 just fine) 40+ seeds

Grown by Annapolis Seeds 

Growing Info
Sowing Indoors early-spring, I started mine in March/early-April
Transplant outdoors After the risk of frost
Spacing 18-24" between plants
Soil requirements Rich soil and consistent moisture is ideal. But typical garden soil is fine
Light Partial to full shade. If grown in the sun, make sure they have consistent moisture
Life cycle Perennial
Cold hardiness Zone 5