Ironweed- Tall (Vernonia gigantea)
A member of the Sunflower family (Asteraceae), Tall Ironweed, also called Giant Ironweed, has showy bright magenta flowers that bloom in late summer to early fall. It is a great way to attract pollinators because it serves as a late-season nectar source.
Sun Exposure - Full, Partial
Soil Moisture - Medium-Wet, Medium
Height - 5 feet
Bloom Time - August, September, October
Bloom Color - Purple
Photo courtesy of Prairie Moon Nursery.