VERNONIA fasciculata (Prairie Ironweed)

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Smooth ironweed is the common name for Vernonia fasciculata, which has glabrous leaves, stems, and flower heads. Despite its resilience, the plant is a very unexceptional ornamental, with the exception of its attractive flowers. Butterflies are attracted to flowers. This ironweed plant has a proclivity for hybridizing with other native...
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Smooth ironweed is the common name for Vernonia fasciculata, which has glabrous leaves, stems, and flower heads. Despite its resilience, the plant is a very unexceptional ornamental, with the exception of its attractive flowers. Butterflies are attracted to flowers. This ironweed plant has a proclivity for hybridizing with other native ironweeds.

Number of Seeds Max Coverage Area (Square Ft.)
0.5OZ 11,250 500
1OZ 22,500 1,000
1/4LB 90,000 4,000
1/2LB 180,000 8,000
1LB 360,000 16,000
5LB 1,800,000 80,000

Scientific Name: Vernonia Fasciculata

Common Name: Prairie Ironweed

Plant Type: Perennials

Family: Vernonia-Iron Weeds

Zone: 4 to 9

Native Range: South-central Canada to central and eastern United States

Full Growth Height: 24-72 "

Width: 24-72 "

Exposure: Full Sun

Blooming Season: Summer (Mid, Late), Fall

Flower: Showy

Pollinators: Butterflies

Flower Color: Purple 

Tolerate: Deer, Wet Soil

Water Requirement: Average, High

Maintenance: Low

Soil Type: Clay, Loam, Well-Drained, Moist

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Uses: Beds and Borders, Prairies and Meadows, Native Gardens, Rain Gardens

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