Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Vernonia altissima


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Vernonia altissima (Asteraceae)
(ver-NON-ee-a al-TISS-eh-ma)
Tall Ironweed

This fabulously tall Ironweed will reach a height of 8' in optimum conditions. Found throughout much of the eastern US in sunny wet meadows, marshy areas and along pond edges. Fluffy bright-magenta blooms emerge on broadly branched panicles in late summer. Site this impressive plant at the back of the border, in damp naturalized areas, or anywhere you want a big and bodacious splash of late-season color. (AKA Vernonia gigantea.)

Bloom color:
Bloom period: fall
Height: 5-8'
Spread: 2-4'
Zones: 4-9

Container size: Qt.
Price: $12
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