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Western Ironweed (Vernonia)

Vernonia baldwinii
SKU: HC017293
per Plant - 2.5" Pot
Now shipping to zones 2-10.
Western Ironweed is a durable, easy-to-grow wildflower that blooms in late summer with big flat topped clusters of vivid violet-purple flowers. Vernonia is an invaluable late season nectar source for butterflies and bees. A big, robust plant for the back of the border. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
key features
Botanical Name
Vernonia baldwinii
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Naturalizes
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Soil Moisture
Water Tolerance
Mature Height
30-60" tall
Mature Spread
18" wide
Bloom Time
Late summer to early fall
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