Northeast Pollinator Plants
Apocynum cannabinum (Indian Hemp, Dogbane)
We ship only to the New England and New York states. If you live near Fairfax, VT, consider buying at our farm, River Berry Farm.
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Plants are delivered in a biodegradable wood fiber pot, 2.75" diameter by 3.5" deep.
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Common Name: Indian Hemp, Dogbane
Light: Full Sun to Part Sun
Hardiness Zone: 4 to 9 USDA Zone Map
Soils: Dry to Medium
Flower Time: July - August
Flower Color: White
Height: 2' - 4'
Notes: Apocynum cannabinum, Indian Hemp or Dogbane, is a member of the milkweed family that is toxic to humans and dogs, but tastes badly, so rarely sampled by either. If you have a dog that eats everything, steer clear. Meanwhile, it is a rather attractive plant that is great for attracting butterflies and nice in the naturalized garden.
Host plant of VT Bee Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN):
Hylaeus nelumbonis (Nelumbo Masked bee)
Macropis nuda (Dark-Legged Yellow Loosestrife bee)
Megachile rugifrons (iRugose-Fronted Resin bee)
Stelis labiata (Labiate Dark bee)
Native to all of the US: Biota of North America Program (BONAP) – North American Plant Atlas (NAPA).