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Vernonia lettermannii x angustifolia 'Summer Swan Song'

Ironweed

Deep red stems with needle-like purple-tinged olive green leaves and produce interlocking bloom stems of feathery tufts of purple flowers. Blooms up to 6 weeks in autumn. Plants are compact and do not flop open even in strong wind. Plant patented.

Prefers full sun and average to dry soil. Drought tolerant. Attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. Deer resistant.

Height:

30-40 in

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Spread:

36-40 in

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Hardiness Zone:

4-9

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Bloom Color:

Purple

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Pollinators
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Sun/Light Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Well-Drained
Moist/Well-Drained
Flowering Months
September
October
Foliage Color
Green
Purple
Attributes
Drought Tolerant
Interesting Foliage
Long Blooming

 Patent No: 28556