Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum: Frostweed for the butterflies and bees

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Name: Sheila F
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Sheila_FW
Feb 19, 2010 1:43 AM CST
Frostweed is the greatest plant. It is easy to grow from seeds in the shade or sun; and provides a large green leafy foilage with white blossoms in the fall. The bees and butterflies flock to it. I cut it back early in the year if I don't want a tall plant, and it bounces back quickly.

It is also a host plant, I will post more about it under the host plant section later.

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Name: Cat
Edinburg, TX
in the deep south tip of Texas
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TexasPuddyPrint
Mar 4, 2010 9:37 PM CST
I've heard so much about frostweed but have never grown it. Will have to look into getting some seeds to sow at the ranch :o)
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Name: Debbie (Debnes) Magnes
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Debnes
Mar 5, 2010 10:07 AM CST
Oh yeah Cat! It would actually do alright down there... I probably have some I can dig up and send you in a month or so. Remind me.
Here is a pic with some at the WRES garden, see it over on the left. It's a late bloomer, this was taken in September last year.

Josephine~ Can you tell me what the large leafed plant in the middle is? Haven't seen it bloom yet, but it leafs out nicely. Its the low one with 3 pointed mitten-like leaves.
;-Deb

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Name: Cat
Edinburg, TX
in the deep south tip of Texas
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TexasPuddyPrint
Mar 6, 2010 9:38 AM CST
Deb,

Cool!!! I'd like that. Now as for remembering to email you...remind me to remind you :o)

I've seen photos of that larged leaf plant - but don't know the name either. Hopefully Josephine will solve the mystery.
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Mar 20, 2010 3:07 PM CST
The large leaf plant reminds me of Giant Ragweed, but I could be wrong.
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