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Common Name: Giant Trumpets
Macromeria viridiflora is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.90 metres tall.
It has medicinal and miscellaneous uses.
South-western N. America - New Mexico to Arizona and N. Mexico.
Rocky slopes and in valleys in pine forest and in scrub, 1000 - 2750 metres[
Requires a well-drained soil and a position in full sun[
Plants are hardy to about -15°c[
The dried plant, combined with mullein (Verbascum species) has been smoked in the treatment of craziness and fits[
The plant was collected by the Hopi Indians, dried and mixed with wild tobacco and used in rain-making ceremonies[
Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts