Parthenium integrifolium

Growing Information

Plant Type: Perennial
Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade
Soils: wide range of soil types
Bloom Time: Summer- June, July, August – dense clusters of pure white flowers
Size: 3-5 feet in height

Makes a great cut flower. Foliage is aromatic. Native Americans used wild quinine for medicinal and veterinary purposes. The leaves contain tannin, which is thought to be beneficial for treating burns.

Garden Companions

Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa); Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

Nature Benefits

• Attracts pollinators

Native Habitat

In Massachusetts occurs naturally in central part of the state, found in dry fields, open wooded areas, rocky woods, and hillsides.

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