Vernonia, Giant Ironweed

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Vernonia gigantea

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Description

Vernonia gigantea


The stems of this Giant Ironweed can grow up to 9-15 feet tall. Very appropriately named! Showy inflorescences at top of tall, sturdy stems; large, lance-shaped leaves. The Stem is either green or purplish green colored and can be either hair or pubescent. The leaves are up to 10 inches long and 2½ inches across. Best suited for moist sites. Attractive to butterflies. The seeds are wind-dispersed.


Yearly Foliage: Perennial


Hardiness Zone: 5-10


Light: Full sun to partial shade


Mature Growth: 6-15 feet tall – use in background of perennial bed


Soil: Mesic to moist – pinelands, hammocks, wooded edges


Blooms: Summer to mid-fall


Wildlife: Nectar-insects, Nectar-butterflies, Nectar-bees


Larval Host: Spring Azure


Plant Size when available: Starter Liner, 1 Quart, 1 Gallon, Seeds, and Seed Bombs: Note 1 pound estimated to cover 10 x 10 area and our next batches of Seed Bombs will be available late January 2020. Pre-orders welcome for 2020.

Additional information

Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 18 × 8 × 8 in
Size

Seeds, Seed Bombs, Starter Liner, 1 Quart, 1 Gallon, Bare Root