Arnica Montana 'Arbo'
Arnica montana. Perennial. Grows 1 ft by 8 in
Hardy in zones 6-9. Grows well in woodsy or sunny areas. Lanky habit, 2" yellow daisy-like flowers. 'Arbo' is an improved variety that is more uniform and easier to grow than the wild type. Also known as wolf's bane, leopard's bane, mountain tobacco and mountain arnica. It is believed that Arnica Montana has anti-inflamatory properties. Used in medicinal salves and gels. For external use only. Attracts bees.
Planting Directions: Plant outdoors after all danger of frost has past in a sunny location in soil that has been worked thoroughly and is low in nitrogen. After sowing the seed press lightly into the soil but do not cover. Best soil temperature for germination is 55?. May be started indoors in sterile seed starting mix with soil temperature of 55 to 65?. Germination usually occurs in 15 to 30 days. Transplant when seedlings are well established. Space plants 12” apart in a sunny location in northern areas and in areas where summers are hot, plant in afternoon shade. Grows best in moist, well drained soil.