Botanical Name: Datisca cannabina
Common Name: False Hemp
Seed Count: 200
Family: Hardy Perennial
Datisca cannabina, False Hemp: A very tall bushy perennial with arching cane like stems, these produce large pendulous, terminal sprays of yellow-green to greenish white flowers in late summer early autumn. Canes are clad with pinnate, toothed, veined, mid green leaves. Fabulous for the back of the border. Yellow dye is derived from the roots. Enjoys Full sun in most well drained soil types. Require some moisture during dryer month. 2.4m x 1.2m
Datisca seed can be sown at any time into a good quality compost or seed raising mix. Cover the seed with fine grit or fine river sand to approximately their own depth. Natural germination will occur if kept in an unheated poly house or covered seed raising tray. Many seeds wait for spring before emerging regardless of when they are sown so please give them a full season of growth before discarding. Germination can be quicker if kept at 15-20 Degrees C. Keep moist, but not saturated at all times.