Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

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Carolina Elephant’s Foot

Carolina Elephant’s Foot 

Elephantopus carolinianus

Light shade, medium to moderately dry moisture level, tolerates a wide range of soils but best in sandy soil, moderately acid to neutral pH.  1-3 ft. height, blooms mid to late summer, pinkish lavender to white flowers.

Germination Code:  ?

Native Region:  Statewide

Showy flowers.  Valued for fall bloom and large, attractive lower leaves.  Similar in appearance to Ironweeds.  Easy to grow.

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