Frost Flower is one of the best of the rough and tumble wildflowers that thrive in my garden. In case you've missed any of my posts extolling its virtues let me catch you up!
- rough and tumble good looks,
- it's a pollinator magnet
- drought tolerant
- native species
- it magically makes ice flowers on cold and frosty mornings
- Okay, it's not magic it's capillary action, but, I think that's magical.
One more thing! I need to tell you that I exercise just a wee bit of poetic license and call them Frost Flowers, but, when you look them up, you'll discover that they are commonly called Frostweed or Wingstem. What ever their name, they are a treat to see in late summer and all fall when they're covered with pollinators or on a cold morning following a warm day when capillary action creates the ribbons of ice candy at the base of each stem.
Leave a comment and let me know if you're interested. If more than 10 people request seeds, then I will put all the names in a hat and Mr I will draw the winners and announce them here next Monday.
That's all you need to do...
Wonder if it will grow in your garden~Check out this map
I've written about Verbesina many times~It is after all a favorite of mine, you can go to
An Almost Perfect Winter Flower here and I Never Tire Of seeing Forst Flowers here
Gail Eichelberger is a gardener and therapist in Middle Tennessee. She loves wildflowers and native plants and thoroughly enjoys writing about the ones she grows at Clay and Limestone. She reminds all that the words and images are the property of the author and cannot be used without written permission.