Vernonia fasciculata

Common name: Common Ironweed

Native plant

Ironweed has dark purple flowers that occur in terminal, compact inflorescence.  It blooms late summer to early fall, offering great compliment to the yellows of goldenrods.  Ironweed is a tall, upright plant that rarely requires staking, and as such is great used along fence lines and in the back of gardens.  Can tolerate flooding from time to time.


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Per unit for pint growing method $4
Flats $45

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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not to Wet Not to Dry), Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period


Urban environment

Harsh Exposure Tolerant

Growth rate


Flower color



Mature height
4 Feet
Mature width
2 Feet
Max height
6 Feet
Max width
4 Feet

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