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  • Meadow Arnica produces many blooms per plant.
  • Harvest and dry the petals while fresh when making tinctures.

Meadow Arnica

Arnica chamissonis
Cultivating a patch of this prized medicinal herb can soothe you for years to come.
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Some garden for food, others for beauty, but for many centuries apothecary gardens were one of the most common plots to be found around the home. The perfect herb for making topical ointments for gardeners' achy hands and sore backs, Meadow Arnica is a medicinally interchangeable substitute for Mountain Arnica, which only grows well at high altitudes. Plant this wide-spreading perennial in your meadow or personal apothecary garden to enjoy the dense green foliage, yellow flowers, and the soothing effect it has on achy muscles.
Number of Seeds 50 seeds
Spacing in Row 6 inches
Spacing Between Rows 12 inches
Planting Depth 0 inches
Days to Germination 7-21 days
Days to Maturity 90 days
Height at Maturity 18 inches
Width at Maturity 8 inches
Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before planting date. Sprinkle a few seeds on the soil surface, agitate and water in gently. Keep soil moist, but not wet. Seed can take up to 3 weeks to germinate, so be patient. The ideal temperature for germination is 55 degrees. Transplant when soil has warmed, in mid-late spring. Arnica thrives in well drained, poor soil, no need ammend the soil. Harvest flowers when they appear and dry to use medicinally.
Art by Adam Ledford. Adam Ledford is an artist living and working in Philadelphia. He graduated from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in 2011. Ledford was awarded a prestigious Windgate Fellowship which funded his studio practice and personal research into historical ceramics which involved visiting storage and handling objects in museums along the Eastern Seaboard, the Pacific Northwest, England and Dubai. Ledford makes ceramics that explore the way everyday objects are used to construct social identity and public persona. He has done custom ceramic work for the traveling Dead Sea Scroll exhibition at The Franklin Institute, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Sacred Heart Oratory in Wilmington Delaware. Ledford also really likes taking care of his house plants and building ever more elaborate planters for them.

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