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Vernonia angustifolia 'Plum Peachy'


Vernonia angustifolia 'Plum Peachy' is a prairie ironweed topped with clusters of nectar-rich purple flowers on tall stems.

Vernonia angustifolia 'Plum Peachy' is a fantastic prairie perennial known as ironweed with lance-shaped leaves on strong, sturdy stems up to 48 inches tall creating a beautiful shrub-like form. It is a natural pollinator magnet with large airy, nectar rich, umbels of bright purple flowers in late summer to fall when the foliage blushes purple. A stately plant for the back of the border or naturalize in moist, sunny locations. Deer resistant.

Common Name: Ironweed

Family: Asteraceae (The Aster/Daisy Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-8

Light: Full Sun

Height: 4-6'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: Purple

Secondary Bloom Colour: Magenta

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer - Fall

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No


Benefits: Butterflies, Bees

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Moist sunny meadows and rocky flood plains.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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