False hemp (Datisca cannabina), also known as bastard hemp, Cretan hemp, or acalbir, is an intriguing and unusual perennial with rich green, pinnate leaves and strong stems that shoot up from ground level in spring to 6 to 8 (or even 10) feet in summer. Clusters of small, yellowish to whitish flowers appear in midsummer. If you have both male and female plants (unfortunately, there’s no way to tell until they bloom), the females will develop long, dangling chains of small seedpods and an arching form as the season progresses. Both sexes make a striking addition to the back of a border. Full sun to light shade. Zones 4 to 8.
If you are looking for actual hemp (Cannabis), DO NOT ORDER THIS SEED! This plant has no relation to that plant, other than in the appearance of the male plant in bloom.
Collected in early October 2023. At least 50 seeds. Shipping to US addresses only.
Please read the germination information as well before ordering.