Upland Ironweed

Vernonia glauca

  • An underused 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 August - September
  • Pollinators flock to the blooms
  • Can tolerate a wide range of soils and conditions as long as moisture is provided
  • Best used in drier prairies and meadows and naturalized areas

Height: 3-5 ft
Spread: 2-4 ft
Zone: 6-8
Color: Purple

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Characteristics & Attributes


» Full Sun


» Native


» Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

» Summer