Wild Quinine Seed (Parthenium integrifolium) 100 Seeds

  • $ 3.00

Rare and unusual, Parthenium integrifolium is a garden-worthy plant with everything one could want in a great perennial: good form, excellent foliage, long bloom time, and resistance to insects and disease. The pure white flowers make a fantastic combination when planted with Blazingstar

A bloom time from June to September make this a useful and great choice for cut flower arrangements.

From PFAFA poultice made from the fresh leaves is applied to burns. The root is used in the treatment of inflammation of the urinary passages and kidneys, amenorrhoea and as a lithontripic. The flowering tops are used as a substitute for quinine in the treatment of intermittent fevers. One study suggests that use of the plant might stimulate the immune system.

How to Grow:

This seed benefits from a period of cold stratification.  Place seed and moist peat or vermiculite into a ziploc bag.  Leave in the refrigerator for 60 days.  This is not a hard and fast number of days.  Be sure, however, to cold treat them for at least 30 days.  

Plant in flats approximately 1/4 of an inch deep.  When plants are 2" tall, plant in garden where they will grow. They have a taproot so transplanting of mature plants is not advised.