Vernonia fasciculata (Common Ironweed)
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Vernonia fasciculata (NGN)

Common Ironweed

Aster-like purple flowers that attracts butterflies, bees and parasitic wasps; attractive clean foliage. Prefers moist soils, but tolerant of variable soils, including clay. Holds tufted seed heads well into winter, providing food for birds.
Height: 3-4 ft
Width: 24-36 in
Soil Conditions: Moist/Well Drained
Flower Color: Purple
Bloom Time: July,August
Hardiness Zone: 4 TO 9
ITEM # CROP IMAGE SIZE CURRENT AVAIL
22700.1G #1 160
22700.38 38 Flat 97
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Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes
Fall Color
Rain Garden Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Pollinators
Attracts Wildlife
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Plant Habit
Upright
Light Conditions
Sun to Part Shade
Native Plant Community
Mesic Prairie
Woodland
Wetland
Flower Color
Purple
Flower Hue
Dark
Flower Height
3' to 4'
Flower Type
Corymb
Foliage Color
Green
Leaf Texture
Coarse
Prune Time
Jan/Feb/March
Flower Form
Single
Flower Size
1/2"
Growth Rate
Fast

Possible Substitution Plants

Liatris spicata
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
Monarda fistulosa
Monarda fistulosa
Campanulastrum americanum