Vernonia Plum Peachy, Ironweed
Beginning late summer large airy umbels of bright purple flowers bloom over strong stems on Plum Peachy Ironweed, Vernonia. Narrow foliage forms into a beautiful shrub-like mound, reaching about 4′ tall. In fall the shaggy foliage takes on a deep eggplant hue.
Ironweed is prized for its late season purple blooms that are loved by pollinators. Expect to see butterflies and bees resting on the large flat flower clusters while they drink the tasty nectar.
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