Wingstem is a perennial wildflower that grows in prairies and woodlands in eastern and central North America. It has bright yellow flowers. It is a honey plant. The flowers provide nectar for bees, a variety of butterflies and skippers. Hardy in zones 4-8.
Growing Instructions for the Wingstem
The seeds have a period of dormancy. They can be planted outdoors in the fall or winter for spring germination or they can be cold stratified to simulate winter conditions and to break their dormancy at any time of the year. 1. Soak the seeds in water for 24 hours. 2. Put the mixture in a ziplock bag. 3. Put the bag in the refrigerator and leave it there for 2-4 weeks. 4. Sow the seeds in containers with potting soil. 5. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil. 6. Water the soil so that it is moist but not wet. 7. When the seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.