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Thorough-wax Bupleurum rotundifolium

Description

Hare's Ear is an annual in the carrot family possible from Asia grown in the garden for the unusual flowers and nice foliage. They make good cut flowers for flower arrangements. Blooming occurs from summer to fall.

Grow in average moist to dry well-drained soils in full sun to partial shade. Growing 1-2 feet tall, they can be used in the front to middle of the flower border. They will self-seed if not deadheaded.

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Griffithii'
    Chartreuse color
Tags:
#flower arrangements#borders#cutting garden#dried arrangements
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Griffithii'
    Chartreuse color
Tags:
#flower arrangements#borders#cutting garden#dried arrangements
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Bupleurum
    Species:
    rotundifolium
    Family:
    Apiaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe, Asia
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Tiny and do not open when ripe.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Umbel
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Good Dried
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Radial
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Yellow-green striking flowers with 5 radial petals in an umbel.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Blue green leaves are speared through by the stem (perfoliate), simple, alternate, entire margins.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Cutting Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border