Apocynum cannabinum, PA Ecotype
Indianhemp, PA Ecotype
Used by Native Americans to make rope; this species may be allelopathic; the stem fiber is used by songbirds and orioles to build nests; butterflies are attracted to the flowers.
General Product Information:
Item Number: APOCAN01
Species Type: Native
Herbaceous Flowering Species, Pollinator Favorites, Uplands & Meadows, Woodland Openings
Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Characteristics: A flowering species that spreads from underground roots.
Habitat: Woods, old fields, sandy flats, limestone bluffs, open ground.
Bloom Period: May to September
Foliage Color: Green
Height: Up to 4.9 Ft
Minimum Root Depth: 12 in
pH: 4.5 – 7.0
Pollinator Value: Very High
Indicator Regions (view map & key):
Northcentral & Northeast: FAC
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU
Approximate seeds per lb: 500,000
Seeding Rate: When used as part of a mix, ensure that the mix consists of not less than 0.1% and not more than 1.0% of the total.
Truax Seedbox: Fine