Ironweed

$6.00

Vernonia missurica

Not available in 2022. Unfortunately, we did not have adequate germination for this species. Please check back in 2023.

Plant in 2.5 x 2.5 x 3.5 inch plastic pot

Light: full sun
Moisture: medium to wet
Soil: sandy loam, loam, or clay loam
Mature Height: 4 feet

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Description

Tall and resilient prairie perennial. Grows well with full sun in moderate to moist average soil. Can tolerate some periodic flooding and will grow taller with moist conditions. Stiff leafy stems that branch near the top into dense, fluffy, magenta flowers blooming from late summer to early fall. A late season nectar source for butterflies and bees. Remove flower heads before seed develops to avoid self seeding.

Stems can be cut back in spring to reduce size. Watch out for spreading by rhizomes underground. A great addition to your prairie or meadow garden at the back or border.

Photo from Illinois Wildflowers.

Ontario Hardiness Zone: 4 to 7 (Find out your Hardiness Zone here)

Additional information

Weight0.1 kg
Dimensions6 × 6 × 30 cm
Light Requirements

Full Sun

Moisture Requirements

Medium, Wet

Soil Requirements

Clay Loam, Loam, Sandy Loam