Native to Eastern North America this easy-growing plant has yellow, slightly phosphorescent flowers with a modest lemon scent that open in the evenings. All parts of this plant are edible; flowers as a salad garnish leaves cooked as greens and the roots boiled like potatoes. Provides flowers from summer to frost.
Instruction: Surface sow or barely cover seeds. Germ. 7-28 days
Full Sun. Grows on roadsides in meadows and dry gravelly areas.
Seeds were used by the Lakota Indians as an aromatic, mixed with other herbs as a stimulant; the Cherokee used the leaves for tea to cure obesity and the Ojibwa made a tea of the whole plant to apply to bruises. Is an excellent way to attract butterflies and hummingbirds like a magnet.
|Temperature (C):||18 - 21|
|Site:||Full Sun/Part shade|
|Height (cm):||180 - 150|
|Spread (cm):||20 - 30|