How to Grow Ambrosia Artemisiifolia Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Ragweed


Ambrosia artemisiifolia photograph by Radu Chibzii.

Ambrosia artemisiifolia Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Ambrosia artemisiifolia
  • Common Name: Ragweed
  • Growing Zone: USA:
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Annual

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 36 to 84
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 36 to 84
  • Time of Bloom: Mid-summer to mid-autumn
  • Flower Details: Green
  • Leaf Foliage: Green
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Upright / erect

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Partially shady to full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Average pace
  • Suitable Soil Types: Adaptable, Clay, Loamy, Sandy, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Dry to Moist (Medium Moisture is likely gives best results)

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance:
  • Propagation:
  • How to Prune:
  • Pests:
  • Diseases:

Further Information

  • Can Attract: Honeybees, moths, grasshoppers
  • Tolerant of:
  • Best Garden Use: Weed - Not a garden plant
  • Family:
  • Closely Related Species:
  • Miscellaneous: North American native, Invasive, Inconspicuous flowers or blooms
  • Genus Detail: Ambrosia
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here

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