Vernonia gigantea - Tall Ironweed

Sun Exposure: Sun, Part Sun

Soil Moisture: Medium-Wet, Medium

Soil Type: Sand-Loam, Loam, Loam-Clay

Height: 5 - 7 feet

Spread: 2 - 3 feet

Blooms: August, September, October

Root: Rhizome, Fibrous

Habitat: Open woodlands, Woodland borders, Floodplains, River and Pond Shorelines, Marshes

Landscape uses: Pollinator gardens, Along fencelines, Moist Meadow plantings, Naturalization, Pond edges

Complimentary Plants: Culvers Root, Swamp Milkweed, Boneset, Spotted Joe Pye Weed

Wildlife Value: Bees, butterflies and skippers visit the flowers for nectar and pollen. Host Plant: Parthenice Tiger Moth, Red Groundling Moth, and Ironweed Borer Moth

Seed Origin: Ontario

Germination Code: C(60)

Vernonia gigantea - Tall Ironweed