Vernonia lettermanii 'Iron Butterfly' (Ironweed)

Height: 3 feet
Spread: 3 feet
Light: Sun
Soil: Average, well-drained soil.
Description: From the trial gardens at UGA and Dr. Allan Armitage comes this fine selection of Ironweed with gorgeous, narrow foliage similar to 2011 Perennial Plants of the Year, Amsonia hubrichtii. Vernonia is topped by hundreds of deep purple flowers in summer. Butterfly favorite! When in bloom, Vernonia is one of the most commented-upon plants at G*H.

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