Verbesina virginica, Frostweed


Special Note:

When exposed to freezing temperatures water will be excreted at the base. The water then freezes into a white, flossy substance. This leads to the common name “Frostweed”

  • Listing ID: 1225
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Soil Moisture: 1-5 (dry to wet): 2-3
  • Stratification: 30 days cold moist stratification required
  • Bloom Time: August-November
  • Family: Asteraceae (Aster)
  • Sunlight Exposure: Prefers partial shade
  • Latin Name: Verbesina virginica
  • Common Name: Frostweed, White Crownbeard, Iceplant
  • Eco-Region: 251, 255