Vernonia angustifolia 'Plum Peachy'

Plum Peachy Narrow-leaf Ironweed

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Item #: 6206

Zones: 5a to 8b

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 48" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: United States

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


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(aka: Vernonia angustifolia A2GA-003B) In 1998, we 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 2006 Plant Delights/JLBG introduction holds its large flower heads upright better than any of the others we have trialed.