Smooth Ironweed (Vernonia fasciculata)

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 24 - 48 inches (61-122cm)
Plant Spread: 18 - 36 inches (46-91cm)
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: 3 months at 40 degrees
Other info: Readily self seeds.
Propagation: Other methods: Division

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Location: my brother's garden, Vichte, BelgiumDate: 2012-09-15
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Location: my brother's garden, Vichte, BelgiumDate: 2012-09-15
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Location: Beautiful Tennessee, Cade's Cove, Smokey MountainsDate: 2018-08-25
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-08-20
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-08-20
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2013-06-28First year plant from winter sown seed.
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2011-09-11
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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In the wild by Leftwood Oct 7, 2012 12:23 AM 3
Need ID this. by levi Sep 11, 2016 7:47 AM 6
Are any of these milweed? by TennesseeDave Aug 26, 2013 5:30 PM 5

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