Ironweed-Common (Vernonia fasciculata)
Large cluster of unusually brilliant purple flowers on top of 6' tall, unbranched stems. Although it is mostly seen growing in the wild in moist soils, it performs quite well in cultivation in average garden soils.
Sun Exposure - Full, Partial
Soil Moisture - Medium-Wet, Medium
Height - 6 feet
Bloom Time - July, August, September
Bloom Color - Purple
Photo courtesy of Prairie Moon Nursery.