Seeds – Wingstem

Seeds - Wingstem


Take a piece of the Sanctuary home with you! All of our seeds are gathered from plants grown in our own biodynamic garden.

Wingstem (Verbesina alternifolia) is a fall blooming, tall meadow perennial that provides late forage for the bees. Wingstem is native to the eastern half of the United States. The name derives from the ridges, or wings on the stem of the plant.

~75 seeds per pack. This packet will cover an area of approximately 150 square feet.

Full to partial sun.  Prefers moist soil. Deer resistant.

Color Bloom Time Height Spacing Zone
Yellow July-October 3-8 feet 18-24 inches 4-9

Planting instructions: Either plant outside in the Fall for next season bloom, or cold-stratify to plant in the Spring.

These seeds require cold-stratification for 30 days to germinate successfully. To cold stratify seeds, place the seeds in damp sand, damp vermiculite or between damp paper towels (cover in plastic or place in plastic bags to retain moisture) and store at 36-38 degrees F for 30 days. If seeds sprout during storage, go ahead and pot them. Transplant outside after danger of frost has passed.