Quinine, Wild (Parthenium integrifolium) - 50 Seeds
•American grown seeds
•USDA Zones: 4-8
Qild Quinine has a rich medicinal uses, but it is also widely used in native prairie restorations. Rare and unusual, Wild Quinine is a gorgeous native plant with everything one could want in a garden perennial: upright form, excellent foliage, a long bloom time, and resistance to insects and disease. The dense clusters of pure white flowers attract an array of pollinators. Combine Wild Quinine with Prairie Blazingstar and Bergamot, or Purple Coneflower, for a beautiful late summer show.
Sow seeds in late fall or as soon as the soil can be worked in spring. Plant just below the surface lightly compacting the soil. keep the soil consistently moist until germination. Don't try to transplant as they do not like having their roots disturbed. For planting in the spring, mix the seeds with moist sand and store in the refrigerator for 60 days before planting to break the seeds dormancy.
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