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Hemp agrimony is a pretty perennial with attractively shaped leaves, colorful stems and butterfly-attracting flowers in summer and early fall. Considered a European wildflower, this plant is also native to extreme northern Africa and western Asia. The compound leaves have between three to five leaflets arranged in a hand-like shape, resembling cannibis. By mid to late summer, the reddened stems support the dark pink, lavender or reddish flowers at their tips. Rarely an all-white flowering plant can be seen. Insects, especially bees and occasionally a butterfly, will visit the blossoms.
Hemp agrimony appreciates moisture in the acidic or neutral soils that it grows. Full sun to partial shade is acceptable, but be aware the more sun it receives, the more important it is to have enough soil moisture. Plant this perennial in low, wet spots in meadows, along a stream or lakeside.
AHS Heat Zone
9 - 1
USDA Hardiness Zone
3 - 9
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
4'-5' / 1.2m - 1.5m
3'-4' / 0.9m - 1.2m
Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Europe, Western Asia