Vernonia lindheimeri v. leucophylla

Silver Ironweed

 
  • Pink and Silver Vernonia lindheimeri v. leucophylla, Vernonia lindheimeri v. leucophylla, Silver Ironweed

A remarkable native (TX) perennial, Silver Ironweed is a standout where ever it's planted. The up-right stems of long, thin silver-white foliage and late summer display of bright pink, butterfly attracting flowers. This heat loving beauty needs limey soils and dry growing conditions. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Regular Price: $10.99

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per plant - 5" deep pot You save: 20%
Zones 6 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Ideal Region
Only in Western US
Bloom Time Late summer to fall
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU HBLA151

Details

36-48" tall x 18-24" wide. A remarkable native perennial, Silver Ironweed is a standout where ever it's planted. The up-right stems of long, thin silver-white foliage and late summer display of bright pink, butterfly attracting flowers are unlike any other plant currently in cultivation. Rarely found in cultivation outside of TX, this heat loving beauty needs limey soils and dry growing conditions. A somewhat slow grower, it seems to establish a deep root system before growing a lot of stems and leaves. Leave standing for winter interest and cut its herbaceous stems to the ground each spring. Thanks to Lauren and Scott Ogden for seed collected near the Davis Mts. of west TX. Plant with Yucca and Agave. (seed/cutting propagated).
SKU HBLA151
Common Name Silver Ironweed
Botanical Name Vernonia lindheimeri v. leucophylla
Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Pink, Silver
Mature Height 36-48" tall
Mature Spread 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Late summer to fall
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Native
Ideal Region Western Only
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

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High Country GardensVernonia lindheimeri v. leucophylla
 
2.5

(based on 6 reviews)

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3.0

Over-wintered in garden bed. Not doing well.

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from Oregon

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors

    Comments about High Country Gardens Vernonia lindheimeri v. leucophylla:

    Not thriving.

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    1.0

    Pretty picture. Pitiful plant

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    from Western, Colorado

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    Pros

      Cons

      • never bloomed
      • Small In Size

      Best Uses

        Comments about High Country Gardens Vernonia lindheimeri v. leucophylla:

        I bought two of these and they struggled through the first year requiring lots of water. One died early the next Spring. The other has struggled the next couple of years. It is a single stalk and has never bloomed while requiring lots of water just to survive.

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        5.0

        It likes limestone marl. YIPPEE!!!

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        from Central Texas

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        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Xeric Rock Garden

          Comments about High Country Gardens Vernonia lindheimeri v. leucophylla:

          I bought three to find where it is happiest in my variable alkaline scrabble of a garden. It did not like the built up granitic gravel,sand, compost mixture in full blasting all day sun of my cactus garden. It loved the limey rocky slope with half day sun with a bit of granite sand and compost mixed in, It liked but is slower growing in an area of caliche and limestone gravelly marl, full day sun. I like anything that grows without supplemental water and deal with this difficult soil and heat. I have NO idea how it performs in regular garden soil. We had a summer where lots died of excess water and then NADA, no rain for months.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great Western Plant

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          from Berthoud, CO

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          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Strong Statement Plant
          • Versatile
          • Xeric

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about High Country Gardens Vernonia lindheimeri v. leucophylla:

              Love this plant for its silvery foliage and standout blooming. Doesn't like wet feet, so provide good drainage.

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              1.0

              Did Not Survive

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              from Grand Junction, CO

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              Comments about High Country Gardens Vernonia lindheimeri v. leucophylla:

              This did not survive beyond 3 months for me. I live in Western Colorado.

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              (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Dissapointing

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              from Fort Washington, MD

              About Me Professional Landscaper

              Pros

                Cons

                • Flimsy
                • Small In Size
                • Unattractive

                Best Uses

                • Outdoors

                Comments about High Country Gardens Vernonia lindheimeri v. leucophylla:

                I bought vernonia lindheimeri based on the striking vertical silver foliage shown in the photographs. I was looking forward to this wonderful texture in my garden. However, this plant did not live up to my expectations. It produced little foliage, and did not survive the winter. Perhaps they mean it when they say "western only". It apparently does not like my climate.

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                USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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