Vernonia gigantea ssp. gigantea 'Jonesboro Giant'

Jonesboro Giant Ironweed

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Description

Jonesboro Giant ironweed is a form of a perennial plant that is native to the eastern parts of the US where it grows in locations that are consistently moist. It bears large bracts of smallish bright purple flowers in late summer to mid-fall providing an unusual pop of tall color in the late season. Jonesboro Giant grows to a height of about twelve feet and a width of about five feet in sunny conditions, and slightly less in shadier spots. It can become weedy, so care should be taken in siting it, and removing unwanted shoots. In an evaluation of ironweeds conducted at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Jonesboro Giant ironweed received a good rating for growing in local conditions.

Soil
Moderate
Plant Shape
Upright
Exposure
Full Sun
Bloom Time
July - August, September - October
Bloom Color
Purple
Landscape Use
Screen/Hedge, Bedding or Border
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer
Plant Type
Perennial
Hardiness Zone
5 - 9