Rosinweed is actually a sunflower-like wildflower that is named for is sticky sap that oozes from the cut or broken stems. Rosinweed plant is a member of the Asteraceae family, along with sunflowers, mums, daisies, marigolds and dandelions. Actually growing rosinweed plants is very easy. Just continue reading to learn more about growing rosinweed plant in garden.

This plant is really an aggressive plant that spreads by seed and to a lesser degree, by underground rhizomes. The Rosinweed plant should not be planted with smaller, less vibrant plants, but the plant will do well if it is planted where it has room to spread, such as a wildflower garden, meadow, prairie, or other area where it can naturalize freely.

Furthermore, Rosinweed is native to much of North America, and the plant is hardy and drought tolerant, thanks to its long, sturdy root that taps into moisture deep in the soil. Look for bright yellow flowers to appear from mid-summer to fall. When it is planted in the garden it attracts a number of beneficial pollinators and is also appreciated by butterflies and birds. The plant can reach a height of six feet (2 m.), the growth usually tops out at two to three feet (1 m.).  

How to grow Rosinweed plants

 This plant thrives in average, well-drained soil but then tolerates difficult conditions, including sand, gravel and clay. However partial shade is acceptable, you will see more blooms when the Rosinweed plant is really exposed to full sunlight. Try and be patient when growing rosinweed plants from seed, as the plant may take time for it to fully establish, but once the plant is established, the plant grow quickly.

How to care for Rosinweed plants

Make sure you water the rosinweed plants regularly until the roots are established. After that, the rosinweed plant requires little moisture. Don’t worry about fertilizer unless the soil is very poor or the growth is slow, then you can apply fertilizer. By peradventure if this is the case, you can apply a light dose of a balanced fertilizer in spring. Once the plant is established, it is best to leave the rosinweed plants undisturbed. The Rosinweed plant is rarely bothered by disease or pests.


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