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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 10 to 12 inches
Plant Spread: 12 to 20 inches
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Other: one inch flowers
Flower Color: White
Other: white petals, yellow center
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: March-November
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: This plant self seeds.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Garden Tour:  Frostweed, (Josephine)Garden Tour: Frostweed, (Josephine)
By Sharon on December 10, 2011

We're going to Texas this week to visit the beautiful gardens of Frostweed. Come join us as we see what this very gracious lady has to share.

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Posted by TexasPlumeria87 (Plano, TX - Zone 8a) on Mar 15, 2017 7:32 AM

This has been one of the toughest plants in my garden. I got two plants from the clearance rack last year and I thought planting them in the early/mid Summer would be the death of them but they survived and thrived with very little care from me. I was afraid they wouldn't thrive in my clay soil but I added lots of rocks and mulched the area with mulch and watered them every once in awhile during Summer and they did well. They're in a xeric, neglected part of my garden.

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Posted by KFredenburg (Black Hills, SD - Zone 5a) on Jun 23, 2020 8:12 PM

Range: Arizona to Kansas; south to Mexico.

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Plant Events from our members
chelle On April 13, 2015 Transplanted
Rock Garden, NW, middle tier
chelle On April 7, 2015 Obtained plant
Second try for overwintering.

MrsBinWY On January 27, 2019 Seeds sown
16 seeds from 2018G in milk jug @ room temp (Z5,P,C,1)
MrsBinWY On April 15, 2017 Potted up
MrsBinWY On January 22, 2017 Seeds germinated
MrsBinWY On January 14, 2017 Seeds sown
Milk jug, cool room temp, seeds from Alplains, 9
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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extra treat! by angele Oct 6, 2013 3:41 PM 0
What is blooming for you right now? by Iluvtobake Jan 6, 2022 2:03 AM 1,758
ground cover under pine trees by TexasGardner Jul 10, 2015 5:19 PM 8
Propagating a wildflower from stem cutting? by droughttolerant Mar 9, 2015 3:54 PM 7
First year flowering perennials from seeds? by CarolineScott Mar 31, 2014 4:29 PM 14

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