Edible usesThere are no edible uses listed for Desmodium elegans.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood with a heel, July/August in a frame. Division as the plant comes into growth in the spring. Larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.Root cuttings in winter.
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Plants are hardy to about -15°c. Requires long hot summers to be at its best, the flowers are produced on the current years growth and do not open in cold wet seasons. Plants send up new shoots 1 - 1.5m long annually from a woody base. If the plant is not cut back to the ground by winter cold then it is best to prune it hard in late winter in order to encourage better flowering.This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby.
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Associations & Interactions
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Polycultures & Guilds
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