Family: Aster (Asteraceae)
Hardy to all temperate zones but best grown at high elevation sites in the temperate north. Clump forming alpine herbaceous perennial native to the the mountains of Europe and Asia. Flowers very large, on long, sturdy stalks. Arnica is a botanical treasure that is treated with reverence wherever it occurs. This is the official plant that provides the basis for homeopathic remedies, and oil infusions, compresses and salves. Makes the primary botanical ingredient of a great number of remedies, the recipes for which stretch back into antiquity. Arnica montana makes sturdy clumps in the native habitat, and should be planted in moist, acidic (use peat moss) soil in the full sun at 1 to 2 feet between plants, in order to approximate the natural spacing requirements. We have had good success with growing these at around 2,000 feet elevation, and have received reports of good success from folks living at 8,000 feet in the Rockies.
Delivery starts April 1, 2105
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