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Vernonia 'Summer's Swan Song'
Vernonia 'Summer's Swan Song'
Common Name: ironweed

The most diminutive of hybrid ironweeds available on the market, ‘Summer’s Swan Song’ is a selection from our friend Jim Ault at Chicago Botanic Garden. The foliage is olive green with a purple tinge on wine red stems and covered in deep purple flowers from early to mid-autumn. Attention-grabbing at CBG’s Vernonia trials, the long flowering branches interlock to hold the stems upright on the blusteriest of days.

Height: 30-40 Inches
Spread: 30-40 Inches
USDA Hardiness Zone: 4-9