Vernonia fasciculata (Common Ironweed)
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Vernonia fasciculata

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
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Characteristics & Attributes for Vernonia fasciculata

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

Bloom Time

July
August

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

Growth Rate

Fast