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Vernonia glauca

Vernonia glauca

Ironweed - Broadleaf

Broadleaf Ironweed blooms in August and September, producing large showy clusters of deep purple flowers with fine petals.  Vernonia glauca is somewhat more compact than its cousin V. noveboracensis, and tolerates dryer conditions.  Hiding in the background for much of the summer, it really stands out when in bloom in late summer.  Butterflies cover the flowers, adding to the show.

Height

48 Inches

Spread

24 Inches

Bloom Color

Purple

USDA Hardiness Zone

6
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Future Crop Future Crop Ready Date
99 Vernonia glauca #2 (purple)
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Dried Flower
Native
Rain Garden Plants
Winter Interest
Seedheads
Soil Conditions
Average
Dry
Bloom Time
Fall
Summer
Exposure
Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Pollinators
Foliage Color
Green
Companion Plants to Vernonia glauca
Calico Aster Aster lateriflorus 'Lady in Black'
Calico Aster
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