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Atriplex hastata

Spear-leaved orache

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.6m to 0.75m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourGreen red
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Atriplex hastata (Spear-leaved orache). This species is an annual which will grow to about 75cm tall.

Characteristics

Annual, Deciduous, Herbaceous

Other common names

Orache

Origin

Britain

Interest and use

Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilLight, Medium, Poor quality
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

You can grow the shrubs in well-drained soil which is poor to moderately fertile with full sun.

Propagation

Sow the seeds from spring to the early summer.

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