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Bupleurum falcatum (Sickle-leaved hare's ear)

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Time to maturity
1-2 years
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Botanical name: Bupleurum falcatum

Other names: Sickle-leaved hare's ear, Chinese thoroughwax, Thorow-wax, Bupleurum chinense

Genus: Bupleurum

Species: B. falcatum - B. falcatum is a clump-forming perennial with linear to narrowly lance-shaped, mid-green leaves and erect, branching stems bearing loose umbels of star-shaped, yellow flowers from midsummer into autumn.

Bupleurum falcatum is: Deciduous

Flower: Yellow in Summer; Yellow in Autumn

Foliage: Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn

Habit: Clump-forming, Erect flower stem

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Pests: Generally trouble-free

Diseases: Generally trouble-free

General care

Pruning: Deadhead to avoid self-seeding if required.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation: Sow seed in a cold frame in spring. Divide in spring.. REGISTER to read more...

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Bupleurum falcatum (Sickle-leaved hare's ear) will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.6m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation: Grow in any well-drained soil in full sun. Used in herbal medicine.

Soil type: Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

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