Frostweed

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Frostweed

Verbesina virginica
Indian Tobacco, White Crownbeard, Ice Plant
3

6 feet
3

6 inches
Eastern US
green-horizontal-divider
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Very Low
  • Flowering

About This Plant

Partial sun. A unique herbaceous biennial with large, soft leaves and plentiful white flowerheads in autumn. It’s in early winter that frostweed is most memorable: with the first freeze of the year, the stems transform into billowing ice sculptures.

The autumn flowers are terrific for attracting butterflies, and can be growing wild across south-central Texas. Best planted by seed, frostweed is also available from specialty native growers. Use it in the wildscape among tough shade natives like chile pequin, Turk’s cap and inland sea oats.

Maintenance

None required.

Features

Plant Type:
Perennial
Size:
3-6' H, 3-6" W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Sandy, Thin
Wildlife:
Butterflies, Pollinators
Flower Color:
White
Bloom Time:
August, September, October, November, December
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

This plant goes well with

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