Ironweed (Vernonia spp)
Durable, easy-to-grow wildflower that blooms in late summer with big flat topped clusters of vivid violet-purple flowers. Vernonia is an invaluable late season nectar source for butterflies and bees. A big, robust plant for the back of the border. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant.
Sun Exposure: Full
Soil Moisture: Medium, Medium-Dry
Height: 3 feet
Bloom Time: July, August, September
Bloom Color: Purple