Vernonia angustifolia 'Plum Peachy'
Plum Peachy Narrow-leaf Ironweed
Item #: 6206
Zones: 5a to 8b
Height: 48" tall
Origin: United States
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
(aka: Vernonia angustifolia A2GA-003B) In 1998, I found this wonderful selection of the Southeast native (NC to Mississippi), Vernonia angustifolia, growing on a grit outcrop in Turner Co., Georgia. Despite being discovered and named by the famed plant explorer, Andre Michaux, more than 200 years ago, narrow-leaf ironweed is surprisingly absent in horticulture. The robust 4' tall stalks of narrow, green amsonia-like leaves are topped, starting in July (NC), with 8" wide, branched, airy flower heads of dark purple flowers...an attractive target for hummingbirds. This clone holds its large flower heads upright better than any of the others we have trialed.