Wild Quinine (Parthenium integrifolium) Perennial
This rare American native has a long history as a medicinal herb. Like Feverfew, Wild Quinine contains parthenolide, a chemical valued for its anti-inflammatory properties. With clusters of white flowers similar to yarrow, this hardy perennial is a favorite for prairie restorations. Reaches 2-4 feet tall.
- 100 seeds minimum
- Germination: 14-21 days
- Bloom time: Early to mid-summer
- Direct sow in full sun as soon as soil can be worked in early spring. Gently press seeds into loosened soil.
- Space plants 24” apart
- Hardy in Zones 5-9