Verbesina virginica

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Frostweed, White Crownbeard

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Plant Specifics

Size:4-5 (6) ft
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Phenology:Winter dormant
Habitats:Moist forest edges.


Recommended Uses:Background plant in a wildflower garden. Also useful as a mass planting along a forest edge. This plant is best used in informal settings and does well if allowed to naturalize.
Light: Part Shade,  Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Clay, Loam, Sand



Attracts native bees.

Nectar source for butterflies.