Information provided by Prairie Nursery
“Named for its tough stem, ironweed has excellent posture and never slouches in the garden. The attractive floral display is a torch-shaped cluster of deep violet flowers, held aloft on a single, tall unbranched stem. This native perennial is a favorite for adding late season color to the landscape. Ironweed tolerates clay soils very well. It prefers a moist environment but does just as well in a medium garden soil. Excellent in a prairie/wildflower garden, tall border, naturalized drainage area or raingarden. Ironweed is a host plant for the American Painted Lady butterfly.
CarePlant in full sun in medium to moist soils.
- Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
- Zones : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
- Light : Full Sun
- Foliage Color : Green
- Plant Type : Perennials
- Bloom Time : Summer