Vernonia missurica

  • Full SunFull Sun
  • Medium to Wet
  • Sand Loam, Loam, Clay Loam

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Plant in 2.5 x 2.5 x 3.5 inch plastic pot

A tall and resilient prairie perennial. It grows well with full sun in moderate to moist average soil. This species can tolerate some periodic flooding and will grow taller with moist conditions. Its stiff, leafy stems branch near the top into dense, fluffy, magenta flowers, which bloom 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.

The 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 credit: Illinois Wildflowers

Growing Habits

Mature Height: 5 feet

Mature Spread: 4 feet

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