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Anoda 'Snow Cup' Organic
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Anoda 'Snow Cup' Organic

Anoda cristata alba
Native bees visit these silky cup-shaped flowers every summer morning, buzzing from blossom to blossom and becoming powdered with white pollen. Native to the Southwest and Mexico, it is easy to grow and adds height to gardens; the pure white blooms on upward curving stems an ethereal lightness. May self sow excessively where native. Cannot ship to DE/MD.
SKU #S423OG
$4.00
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Details
Approximate Seeds Per Packet
23
Lifecycle
Annual
Annual Hardiness
Half Hardy Annual
Mature Size
3' h x 1.5-2' w
Sun
Full sun
Soil
Regular, well-drained
Season
Summer to fall
Color
Pure white blossoms with white pollen.
Features
Great for containers
Great Cut Flower
Heat or Drought Tolerant
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Bees
Notable
Certified Organic Seed Available
SOWING INSTRUCTIONS
Depth:
1/8"
Sprout Time:
7-14 days
Seed To Bloom:
12 weeks
Starting Indoors:
Sow indoors in pots 6-8 weeks before planting out.
Starting Outdoors:
Direct sow after frost.
WHEN TO SET OUTSIDE
1-2 weeks after all danger of frost has passed
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
Native Anoda is a valuable forage for native bees as it produces an abundance of pollen. Easy to grow, it quickly develops into an elegant, tall, open shrub that looks lovely at the back of cottage gardens. Cut some stems for bouquets and deadhead if desired. In southern areas where perennial, the species can be a weed of agricultural fields and disturbed soils.
Final Spacing:
1-1.5'
Water Requirements:
Medium Water Use
Watering Details:
About 1" per week, moderate tolerance to dry soils once established.
Soil pH:
Not particular about pH
Fertilizer:
Mix in 2" of compost prior to planting.
Diseases & Pests:
No major pests or diseases.
When to Cut for Bouquets:
Cut when flowers start to open.