Buttonbush Seeds an easy to grow native shrub
Buttonbush’s fragrant native white globe flowering shrub attracts hummingbirds, butterflies, and pollinators.
Cephalantus or buttonbush is a fun rounded deciduous shrub that grows well river or lakeside planting preferring soil that does not dry out often found growing in marsh conditions or streams.
This plant is often used to help as part of erosion control along with native grasses and rushes.
Having grown this fragrant shrub in several natural locations it lends well to rain gardens or poolside and can be cut back hard if space is limited.
Buttonbush Seeds is attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies, and pollinators the 1-2” globe flowers mature into dry balls of seed heads that last well in the Winter months.
Free from pests and diseases this plant is easy to raise from seed direct outdoors for natural scarifying or indoors a few weeks prior to the last frost.
This is a valuable eco-plant and should be grown accordingly, as with all plants and seeds check with your state’s plant restrictions regarding a plant’s status.
Seed Count: Buttonbush Seeds
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Cold Stratification or Direct Sowing of Button Bush Seeds: Recommended. (See Winter Jug Method )
Direct sow seeds in fall and allow seeds to naturally cold stratify. When starting seeds indoors, sow finely and barely cover seeds with soil.
I recommend sowing these seeds, direct in Fall on a prepared seedbed or garden container, water well, and protect from winter weather with a fabric fleece if some seeds germinate early.
Also known as cold stratification and can be completed anytime of the year by placing seed packs in a cool drawer of a refrigerator for 4-12 weeks to break seed dormancy.
1) Sow direct in a prepared weed-free seedbed
2) Cold frame sheltered location in small pots outdoors
3) Under lights indoor grow room
4) Bright windowsill with drip tray and propagator cover
I like to grow in pots this way you can break dormancy, simply by moving the pots around and most seeds germinate in batches, care must be taken when picking out to avoid disturbing emerging seedlings.
Pot young plants on until large enough to plant out, this native plant mix prefers poor soil in full sun. Full instructions, border design and planting ideas available online by searching igrowhort native-seed-collections.
Native plants maintain balance and provide habitat and eco-systems for resident and migratory wildlife. Due to many years of ecological destruction, development and toxic pollution many native wild flowers, and wildlife are under-threat of extinction.
We all have an important role to play, no matter how small your garden or balcony a few plant pots filled with natives instead of alien ornamentals of genetic hybrids that offer very little to no benefit to feeding insects and birds.
Time to make a small difference on a global scale and encourage our neighbors friends and families to sow a patchwork quilt of native wildflowers like a blanket to protect our sacred planet!