In the spring wild quine appears as a basal rosette of leaves than can be as long as 6 inch and a wide as 4 inches. The edges of the leaves are wavy and does add texture to the
spring garden. As the plant grows and gets higher the leaves get smaller. This is a wonderful meadow plant whose pure white flowers really make other flower colors pop. The white
flowers are very pretty in there own right. They are clusters of white flowers that are long lasting and can be dried.
Wild Quinine is bitter and the leaves have a sand papery feel this deters deer from eating it. Placing it near more palatable plants may cut down on deer feeding. It is a great plants for and sun, meadow or pollinator garden it stands 1 ½ to 3 feet tall. Wild Quinine provides both nectar and pollen for a wide variety of insects.
Good companions for Wild Quinine include Summer Phlox, Oxe Eye Sun Flower, Purple Cone Flower, Black Eyed Susan, Wild Bergamont, Bee Balm and grasses.
Parthenium integrifolium - Wild Quinine
-Wild quinine’s white flowers make other flowers color stand out
-Provides pollen and nectar for insects
-Height: 1 ½ feet to 3 feet
-Zone: 4 to 8