Wildflowers forum: Frostweed (Verbesina virginica)

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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
May 24, 2015 8:27 PM CST
Hurray! I'm so excited! Finally...I have a bunch of Frostweed seedlings in my vermiculite container! Any tips on transplanting, growing-on, soil and water needs, or anything else of interest would be greatly appreciated!
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May 26, 2015 12:14 PM CST

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Frostweed is very easy to grow, average soil and water will take care of it, Congratulations!! Smiling
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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
May 26, 2015 2:30 PM CST
Thanks so much, Josephine! I tip my hat to you.

I've just now figured out the best spot for it, too; looking into the dark woods at the edge of a part sun, half wild area. I need height and white in that spot! Hurray! I think it will really shine beyond the dark green arbor, too.
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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
May 26, 2015 3:29 PM CST
Here's the spot.

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There are white clematis in the area in late spring, Casa Blanca lilies in summer and palest blue clematis in early autumn. Hopefully the Frostweed will bloom shortly after the late clematis is finished. Smiling
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Name: josephine
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May 26, 2015 3:42 PM CST

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That looks so pretty Chelle, I think you have a beautiful garden and the Frostweed will be a great addition to it Smiling Smiling
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chelle
May 26, 2015 3:48 PM CST
Thanks again! Smiling
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May 27, 2015 10:15 AM CST

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Congrats, Chelle!! For me, it's always rewarding to grow wildflowers from seed!!

I usually find Frostweed growing wild in shady or dappled shade areas, usually not in open sun. I think you found the perfect spot for it!! Thumbs up Hurray!
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Jasmin
May 27, 2015 10:23 AM CST
Great! Hurray!

Love frostweed. It's on my wish list.
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Myles
Jan 14, 2016 4:11 PM CST
Thank You!
chelle said: Hurray! I'm so excited! Finally...I have a bunch of Frostweed seedlings in my vermiculite container! Any tips on transplanting, growing-on, soil and water needs, or anything else of interest would be greatly appreciated!


Could you tell me about how long it took for these seed to germinate? Did you just plant them in a good potting mix indoors or did you winter sow the seed? So excited Hurray! to grow this plant but I can't find much on actual germination techniques. Thank you.

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Name: josephine
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Jan 14, 2016 4:36 PM CST

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I think winter sowing is best, it usually just volunteers for me. Good luck with your Frostweed. Smiling
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Feb 15, 2016 8:24 PM CST
Myles,

Sorry for the slow response, but here are my notations:

On January 27, 2015 Seeds sown
(W/S - Warm 3 wks, then move outdoors.)
On May 12, 2015 Seeds germinated
(Est. germination date - seedlings observed 2015-05-24.)

I sowed my seeds on a vermiculite base in a sealed container and kept them at room temp for several weeks. After that I moved the container outdoors (out of direct sunlight) and just allowed fluctuating outdoor temps to guide the sprouting sequence.

Hope this helps. Smiling
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