Herb: Shrubby Hare's Ear

Latin name: Bupleurum fruticosum

Family: Umbelliferae

Description of the plant:


2.5 m
(8 1/4 foot)

June to


Habitat of Shrubby Hare's Ear:

Sunny hills, walls and rocky places.

Other uses of the herb:

This species makes a very good wind-shelter hedge in exposed maritime positions, though it is slow growing. Plants can be used as a tall ground cover when planted about 1.2 metres apart each way.

Propagation of Shrubby Hare's Ear:

Seed - sow spring in the greenhouse. Germination usually takes place within 2 - 8 weeks at 15C. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter, planting them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 7 - 12cm long, July/August in a frame. High percentage.

Cultivation of the herb:

Sunny hills, walls and rocky places.

Medicinal use of Shrubby Hare's Ear:

None known

Known hazards of Bupleurum fruticosum:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.