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Vernonia gigantea -- Giant ironweed

  • Photo by Jeff Norcini
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  • Photo by Shirley Denton
  • Photo by Shirley Denton
Price:
$3.00
Common Name:
Giant ironweed
Shipping:
$1.85 (Fixed shipping cost)


Plant Description

Description: Very appropriately named. Showy inflorescences atop tall, sturdy stems; large, lance-shaped leaves. Best suited for moist sites. Attractive to butterflies.

Lifespan: Perennial; occasionally a short-lived perennial

Light exposure: Full sun to light shade

Bloom color: Purple

Bloom season: Summer to mid-fall

Height (in bloom): 3 to 9 feet

Habitat: Mesic to moist pinelands, hammocks, wooded edges and disturbed areas 

Each packet covers 10 square feet.

Read the Florida Wildflower Foundation's profile of Giant ironweed.


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