Wild Quinine Seed (Parthenium integrifolium) 100 Seeds
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 PFAF: A 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.