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Frostweed
Frostweed
Frostweed
Frostweed
Frostweed
Frostweed
Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus)
Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus)
Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly (Battus philenor)
Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly (Battus philenor)
Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus)
Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly (Battus philenor)

Frostweed

Verbesina virginica ❄️
$11.90

Height: 3’-6’
Spread: 1’-3’
Bloom: August-November
Light: Part Shade, Dappled Shade
Water: Low
Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11
Origin: Texas

This easy-to-grow Verbesina lends stately, dark green leaves and white autumn flowers to the dappled shade found at the edges of woodlands, where it can form sizable colonies with its spreading rhizomes. Each stem has soft, fleshy green flanges running longitudinally down its length. When winter weather brings ice, the stems exude water that freezes into fascinating shapes, hence its common name Frostweed. This plant is best suited for naturalizing rather than formal landscapes. The ice crystals formed on the stems of this and other plant species have been given many names - among them: ice ribbons, ice flowers, ice fringes, ice fingers, ice filaments, ice leaves, frost flowers, frost ribbons, frost freaks, frost beards, frost castles (Forrest M. Mims III http://www.forrestmims.org/gallery.html), crystallofolia (coined by Bob Harms at The University of Texas), rabbit ice and rabbit butter.

Nectar Source Plant: Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus), Pipevine Swallowtail ( Battus philenor)

Note : Preparation of materials for careful packaging of plants before shipping typically takes between 3-5 business days, in addition to the standard shipping times.

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