Tall Ironweed

Vernonia gigantea

Tall Ironweed is a large showy plant with torch-like magenta flowers topping the tall stalks in late summer. The colorful blooms attract plenty of butterflies and other pollinators. This strongly upright plant can reach heights of 8 feet. It prefers moist …

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SKU
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Cultural Details
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Moist, Wet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial
Height 5' - 8'
Bloom Color Pink, Purple
Bloom Time Aug, Sep
Spacing 2'
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Root Type Fibrous
Benefits Butterflies, Pollinators, Deer Resistant

Tall Ironweed is a large showy plant with torch-like magenta flowers topping the tall stalks in late summer. The colorful blooms attract plenty of butterflies and other pollinators. This strongly upright plant can reach heights of 8 feet. It prefers moist conditions in full sun, but garden soil with consistent moisture is also well tolerated. Tall Ironweed is effective in cottage gardens, prairie gardens, moist meadows, or as a background plant in the border.

Vernonia gigantea is native in the eastern half of the United States.
Botanical Synonyms
Vernonia altissima