Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Wild Quinine

Parthenium integrifolium
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Prairie
Season of Interest: Mid (May - June), Late (July - frost)
Main Color: White
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Food/Birds
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

24 to
48
inches

Spread:

12 to
24
inches
Size
Height: 24 to
48
inches
Spread: 12 to
24
inches
Size
Height: 24 to
48
inches
Spread: 12 to
24
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Perennial border, native garden, wildflower meadow or prairie.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Grow in full sun in dry to average soil.
Special Features
Special Usage
Fresh Cut Flower, Dried Flower
Basic Description

Woolly-looking, white flowers in broad, flat-topped heads bloom from late spring to late summer. Leaves are aromatic and handsome. Long-petioled basal leaves are much larger than stem leaves and grow in a distinct clump.

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