Attract bees, butterflies, and birds to your backyard with Ironweed (Vernonia fasciculata). Maturing at 3-4 feet tall, the dark green stems are capped with a cap of fuchsia flowers that stands out in any landscape! Ironweed likes deep rich soil that stays moist most of the year. Plant in low areas where it occasionally floods A vivid and stately US native wildflower for pollinator and habitat gardens.
Has been used by the Native Americans for various medicinal purposes from female reproductive issues to skin conditions.
Plant outdoors Fall. Seeds will germinate when conditions are optimal. In good conditions, flowers appear the first year.
• A perennial
• Native to North Central US
• full sun to part shade and rich, moderate to wet
• Moderate Water Requirement
• Sow Fall, 12-24 inches apart
• Zone 3-9
Ironweed is native to the following states:
Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin.