Heracleum mantegazzianum

Giant Hogweed, Cartwheel Flower

Named for the Greek hero Hercules, these huge, bold-looking plants grow wild and are seldom used in the garden. If planted, they need lots of space and are best for places like parks or along riverbanks. Some may reach 12 feet, with stout stems and coarsely toothed leaves. Cut off faded flower heads to prevent unwanted, hard-to-remove seedlings.
Heracleum mantegazzianum, Giant Hogweed, Cartwheel Flower
Big, showy plant with massive flower clusters up to 4 feet across on purple-spotted stems.

Attributes - Heracleum mantegazzianum

Plant Type: Biennial

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Late Summer

Flower Color: Pink, White

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 6 ft. to 17 ft.

Width: 17 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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