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Woolly Ironweed (Vernonia)

Vernonia lindheimeri
SKU: HC018023
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
No longer available this season.
Vernonia lindheimeri (Woolly Ironweed) is a showy perennial that thrives where conditions are tough. This resilient plant can handle low fertility soil, dry climates, and resists deer and rabbits. Woolly Ironweed has a gentle upright habit, sturdy stems, and fine fuzzy foliage with an airy texture. Silvery buds open to clusters of bright magenta disc flowers in mid-to-late summer. Blooming for 6 weeks or more, the flowers nourish native bees and other pollinators. A North American native perennial from Texas and Northern Mexico, its common name comes from its iron-like qualities – both durability and seed clusters the color of rust.
key features
Botanical Name
Vernonia lindheimeri
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Naturalizes, Rock Gardens
Growing Zones
Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Mature Spread
24" wide
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer
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