Illinois Bundleflower Seeds - Desmanthus Illinoensis Bundleflower Flower Seed

Illinois Bundleflower Seeds

Flower Specifications

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 3 - 9

Height: 24 - 48 inches

Bloom Season: Summer

Bloom Color: White

Environment: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Type: Well-drained, sandy, pH 6.6 - 7.3

Foliage Color: Dark green

Deer Resistant: No

Latin Name: Desmanthus Illinoensis

Planting Directions

Temperature: 65 - 68F

Average Germ Time: 7 - 21 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: 1/4 - 1/2 inch

Sowing Rate: 1/2 pound per 1,000 square feet

Moisture: Keep seed moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 12 - 24 inches

Care & Maintenance: Illinois Bundleflower

Illinois Bundleflower (Desmanthus Illinoensis) - Here is an interesting flower that you can grow from Illinois Bundleflower seed. It is actually considered to be a legume so it fixates nitrogen and improves the soil. It is a deep-rooted perennial that is a native throughout the plains and prairies of the United States. Illinois Bundleflower plants grow 24 - 48 inches tall, has attractive, fern-like foliage and the flowers are round, puffy and white. It late summer, brown bundles of seed pods, 20 - 30, curve around each other to form a cluster or a bundle. Illinois Bundleflower seed pods are easy to identify and add interest to a landscape.

Sow Illinois Bundleflower seeds directly outdoors. In prepared soil, sow flower seed and rake loose dirt over. Keep the flower seeds moist until germination. Illinois Bundleflower plants will drop their own flower seeds.