|Verbesina virginica's rough and tumble bloom with Pokeweed|
|When Frost Flower/Frostweed/Winstem blooms~pollinators show up!|
Verbesina virginica self sows in my garden, but, I've begun scattering seeds here and there for their architectural and pollinator appeal. Plant them as soon as you get them to insure the seeds get at least a 30 day stretch of cold, moist conditioning. If there's snow on the ground you can mix them with sand and toss the mixture onto the snow or winter sow them in a container so you can keep an eye on them, then transplant where their height will best appreciated.
|Frost Flower from many seasons back!|
PS It's Monday and that means I get to remind you that it's never, ever, ever, ever, ever, a good idea to use pesticides in your garden, especially if you want pollinator visitors.
More about Frost Flowers
An Almost Perfect Winter Flower
I Never Tire Of Seeing Frost Flowers
Frost Flowers Blooming In The Garden
Bees Don't Care If A Flower Is Beautiful
It's Rough and Tumble Wildflower Time
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.