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Fauther
Mcallen, TX

October 18, 2012
6:25 PM

Post #9309233

Found this plant scattered on hillsides in Comfort, Tx this past weekend. A Mexican Snout Butterfly was enjoying its small white blooms. Can someone tell me what this plant is?

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 18, 2012
6:47 PM

Post #9309266

The plant is Frostweed, Verbesina virginica, one of my favorites.
Fauther
Mcallen, TX

October 20, 2012
6:18 AM

Post #9310384

Thanks, Josephine! Much appreciated.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 20, 2012
6:40 AM

Post #9310403

You are welcome.

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 21, 2012
10:41 AM

Post #9311304

It's native, too!! In the winter, if it freezes, the stalks pop open and the sap seeps out forming ice like formations.

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 21, 2012
11:20 AM

Post #9311328

It also grows in the shade, is a butterfly host plant and nectar plant. Can't say enough about it's atributes. If in your yard where you water, it does get tall, but doesn't mind being cut back in the spring to encourage more flowering come fall.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 21, 2012
11:43 AM

Post #9311335

Thank you Stephanie ans Sheila for praising the Frostweed, it is a wonderful plant.
Beautiful pictures Sheila.

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 21, 2012
12:49 PM

Post #9311363

Josephine, I've fallen in love with it and how well it's done this year in my flower bed. I'm a convert! LOL

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 21, 2012
1:09 PM

Post #9311381

Great Stephanie, I think you have quite a few natives, but i will be glad to help you with whatever you are missing.

stephanietx

stephanietx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 21, 2012
5:26 PM

Post #9311610

Thanks to generous DGers from this forum I have several native plants. I keep hoping to expand my garden to add even more!
TX_gardener
Brady, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 22, 2012
6:51 AM

Post #9312013

I've got a few seeds; when to plant? Now, spring?

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 22, 2012
12:10 PM

Post #9312325

You can plant either one, but if you only a few seeds plant them in a pot and transplant in the spring.
TX_gardener
Brady, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 23, 2012
5:29 AM

Post #9312867

Thanks to you, Mz. Frostweed!

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