Carolina Elephantsfoot (Elephantopus carolinianus)
Carolina Elephantsfoot (Elephantopus carolinianus)

Carolina Elephantsfoot (Elephantopus carolinianus)

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Elephantopus carolinianus
Pale lavender or white flowers appear long after most other woodland species have finished blooming or gone dormant. Elephantsfoot is tolerant of fairly dry conditions and is often neglected by deer. It is a tough, opportunistic plant that can form small colonies in sites where it can get a foothold. 

A creative gardener might use this plant as a knee-high groundcover in lightly shaded or heavily shaded areas that are just beyond the water hose's reach.

Seed:  May germinate without any special treatment, but we recommend at least a 3 to 6 week cold, moist period.
  • 200 seeds per packet
  • 50,000 seeds per ounce
  • 1 ounce per 1,500 square feet
  • 2 pounds per acre

Uses: fall color, medicinal, bees, butterflies, drought tolerant, deer tolerant, ground cover
Bloom time: August - September

Height: 10 to 18 inches
Space: 10 to 18 inches

Sun: light sun to full shade
Moisture: average

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