Wingstem

Verbesina alternifolia

Partial shade to shade
Medium wet soil
8 feet tall
Blooms June to October
Bloom color yellow

Pot Size: 3.5" W x 3.5" L x 5" D

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Available Spring 2023

Keystone Species by the Numbers

The numbers provided indicate how many species of Lepidoptera caterpillars use the plant as a host, or how many pollen specialist bees rely on the plant. Information obtained from Garden for Wildlife published by the National Wildlife Federation. Scroll down the page to load more entries.

Common Name Genus Lepidoptera Species Specialist Bee Species
Aster, Aromatic Symphyotrichum

100

33

Aster, Calico Symphyotrichum

100

33

Aster, New England Symphyotrichum

100

33

Our Experience

Wingstem in the wild is found sprawling in partial sun to shade areas beneath trees. We recommend giving it ample room to grow. The common name refers to the “wings” on the main stems.

Last year during a NABA count I watched a Summer Azure lay an egg on the stem of a wingstem. It’s always so amazing to watch a butterfly lay eggs!

Summer Azure egg

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