Tall Ironweed

loader Vernonia gigantea
Plant Type: Forb     Plant Height: 5-7 ft  
Soil Moisture: Mesic     Plant Spread: 2-3 ft  
Sun Exposure: Full to Partial Sun     Flower Color: Purple  
Soil Type: Clay, Sand, Loam     Bloom Period: July-August  
Salt Tolerance: Low
Notes:
Companion Plantings: Heliopsis helianthoides, Ratibida pinnata, Veronicastrum virginicum, Silphium integrifolium, Silphium perfoliatum, Asclepias incarnata, Helianthus mollis

Companion Plantings are intended to give the designer guidance for incorporating natives into a traditional landscape design, rain garden, etc. Companion plantings give the designer plants with similar textures and overlapping bloom times, thus providing maximum aesthetic appeal in a garden design. Companion plantings are not to be confused with a plant association list which are a list of plants that have been found typically growing with the listed species in a natural ecosystem.