Ironweed

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Ironweed

Vernonia lindheimeri
Woolly Ironweed
3

4 feet
1.5

2 feet
Edwards Plateau, north to Arkansas, south to Mexico
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Very Low
  • Flowering

About This Plant

Sun or dappled shade; it can handle a bit of shade. Perennial,growing as a clump on thin upright stalks. Colorful flowers resemble aster and appear in late spring and early to mid summer. Ironweed is a favorite of many native gardeners and a standout even among similarly gray-leaved plants like Artemesia spp. and Salvia leucantha. It is fairly long-lived easy to grow even among other plants and readily adapts to clay caliche or rocky soil. Ironweed is still somewhat rare in the nursery trade but may be found among native plant suppliers.

Maintenance

None required.

Features

Plant Type:
Perennial
Size:
3-4' H, 1.5-2' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Thin
Wildlife:
Butterflies
Flower Color:
Purple
Bloom Time:
June, July, August
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

This plant goes well with

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