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Mikania Genus

Climbing hempweed

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General Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterMoist

Description

Mikania genus (Climbing hempweed). These are evergreen or herbaceous, scrambling or twining climbers, shrubs and erect perennials. It is Half hardy to frost tender, min 7C. Grow in any fertile, well drained soil with partial shade in the summer. You can propagate by semi-ripe or softwood cuttings in the summer.

Characteristics

Deciduous or Evergreens, Shrubs

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and flower heads.

Cultivation

Support for stems is needed and ties may be necessary. Thin out congested growth in spring.

Propagation

Semi-ripe or softwood cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids may be a problem.

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