Bupleurum - Key Growing Information
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 14-21 days at 55-60°F (13-16°C).
SOWING: Direct seed (recommended): Where plants are to bloom in early spring, sow as soon as soil can be worked. Cover seeds with 1/4" of soil. Thin when the first true leaves appear.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun/Part Shade.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Average, well-drained soil.
PLANT SPACING: 10".
HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.
HARVEST: Fresh: Harvest when flower heads begin to show color.
Dried: Harvest when flowers have opened completely and hang to dry.
USES: Excellent cut or dried flower. Bouquet filler. Provides interest at back of flower beds.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Bupleurum rotundifolium
ALTERNATE NAMES: Thoroughwax, hare's ear