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 Family)
Zone Hardiness: 5-8
Light: Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Purple
Secondary Bloom Colour: Magenta
Bloom Time: Summer - Fall
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
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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