Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

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Wild Quinine

Wild Quinine

Parthenium integrifolium

Full sun, moderately wet to moderately dry moisture level, prefers fertile soil but will tolerate a wide range of soils including clay.  2-4 ft. height, blooms summer to early fall, white flowers, re-seeds easily.

Germination Code:  C(60)

Native Region:  Statewide except absent in Coastal Plain Province and in very NE corner of Tennessee

Good accent plant with showy flowers and aromatic leaves. Blooms for about 2 months.   Easy to grow.


One response to “Wild Quinine

  1. joystewart February 10, 2015 at 2:30 am

    I have several of these plants in my yard, and I can recommend it. I wouldn’t call it “pretty” as much as I would “very striking.” When it is in bloom, it really jumps out at you. It does spread but not what I would call rapidly so you don’t have to worry about it taking over.

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