Description for Wedelia, Sphagneticola Trilobata
Wedelia is a mat forming perennial herb with rounded stems. Leaves are fleshy, usually 2 to 4 inches long and 1 to 5 inches wide, with irregularly toothed margins. Flowers are solitary, one inch in diameter and yellow-orange in color.
New plants arise from nodes that root at the soil surface. Seed production is low and generally does not reproduce prolifically via seed.
However, wedelia is able to escape from gardens to nearby areas via runners and fragmentation.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Bay Biscayne creeping-oxeye, Singapore daisy, creeping-oxeye, trailing daisy, wedelia,Sphagneticola trilobata||Daisy yellow in flat shape||Most of the year||2.00 to 3.00 feet||Moderately easy|
Planting and care
Plant perilla seedlings 6 to 12 inches apart in well-drained but moist soil with full to partial sun exposure or direct sow them in well-drained soil and lightly cover. The shiso seeds will germinate rapidly at 68 degrees F. (20 C.) or even a little cooler.
Often cultivated as an ornamental, the plant readily escapes from gardens and forms a dense ground cover, crowding out or preventing regeneration of other species.
|Full sun to part shade||well-drained soil||Medium||35-45 F||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Wedelia
- Grows best in moist, well-drained, fertile soil, but does fine in poor soil as well. Quite adaptable in tropical climates.
- Plant perilla seedlings 6 to 12 inches apart in well-drained but moist soil with full to partial sun exposure or direct sow them in well-drained soil and lightly cover.
- The shiso seeds will germinate rapidly at 68 degrees F. (20 C.) or even a little cooler.
Typical uses of Wedelia
Special features: Group or mass as garden annuals in beds and borders. Pots, containers, window boxes, hanging baskets.
Culinary use: na
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: Unverified information In Suriname s traditional medicine, wedelia is used to treat hepatitis, infections and to clear the placenta after birth.
The plant has use in traditional medicine: crushed leaves are used as a poultice; tea is given to alleviate symptoms of colds and flu; and it is used in combination with other herbs to clear the placenta after birth.
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