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Vernonia altissima 'Purple Pillar'

Giant Ironweed

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Item #: 2187

Zones: 5a to 9b

Height: 100" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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This is our new selection of the fabulous native giant ironweed. V. altissima 'Purple Pillar' emerges from the ground in spring with reddish purple thick thumb-sized stalks that shoot rapidly upwards to 10' tall. In midsummer, the stalks are topped with large attractive clusters of clear purple flowers...very dramatic. V. altissima can tolerate growing in a bog or in the dry sunny back of the border...very versatile!