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Vernonia glauca (Upland ironweed)
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Vernonia glauca

Upland ironweed

A native Pennsylvania plant that is happy in ordinary to dry spots. A bit shorter than V. noveboracensis, and much more adaptable to average garden conditions. Deep purple loose upright flower clusters in August and September are attractive to people and butterflies. Help us make it less rare!


Height

3-5 Feet

Spread

2-4 Feet

Spacing

12 Inches

Bloom Color

Purple

USDA Hardiness Zone 6-8

Vernonia glauca Growing and Maintenance Tips

Can tolerate a wide range of soils and conditions as long as moisture is provided. Propagate by seed or root cuttings in spring. Best used in drier prairies and meadows and naturalized areas.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Butterflies
Butterflies
Full Sun
Full Sun
Summer
Summer
Moist
Moist
Dry
Dry
Average
Average
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Additional Information

Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Plug Type
Landscape Plug™
Propagation Type
Open pollinated
Attributes
Native to North America
Dry Sun
Meadow
Moist Sun