Common name: Hemp Agrimony
This is one of the most widely adaptable plants on
our list. In nature, Hemp agrimony grows in moist
woods, on wet or dry meadows, in ditches or even on
hot dry slopes in full sun.
It is a great choice for the border as it can hold
its own against strong-growing perennials, yet never
taking over the entire area.
Most striking are the many dusky-pink flowers that
serve as a magnet for bees and other beneficial insects.
Ideal conditions: widely adaptable
to most soils and exposures to light. Extra water
during dry periods will ensure the best features of
Height: 90-130 cm (36-52")
Flowers: dusky pink to reddish;
in umbels 3-4" across; July through September;
bees love them
Ideas and companions:
Coldest zone: 4 (find
your zone; further info on plant hardiness)
Season of interest: midsummer into
Native to: southern Europe to Siberia
Notes: produces clouds of tiny seeds