Prairie Ironweed, Vernonia fasciculata


Prairie Ironweed is a stunning sight to see! With a striking purple and regal stature, it stands out beautifully among the golden sunflowers with which it often blooms. It can stand up to six feet tall, making it a very good backdrop plant. It has a special relationship to native bees and is a host plant for the American painted lady butterfly.

Life Cycle: Perennial
Size: 6 feet
Sun: Full, Partial
Soil: Medium-Wet, Medium
Bloom Time: July, August, September
Advantages: Pollinator Favorite Bird Favorite: Habitat, Food Source Deer Resistant Highly recommended for home gardens