Verbesina virginica, Frostweed



Frostweed high highly attractive to butterflies and bees! They prefer partial shade and are often found in woodlands and along treelines.

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