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PlantFiles: Woolly Ironweed
Vernonia lindheimeri

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Vernonia (ver-NON-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: lindheimeri (lind-HY-mer-ee) (Info)

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive marasri On Nov 30, 2010, marasri from Dripping Springs, TX wrote:

I do so like this plant. It grows wild on my hilltop in rocky soil. It does well in part shade and sunlight. I just discovered there is a silver variety from Big Bend. I want and I want bad. LOL. Did I say, it loves alkaline soil and rocks? I have also seen it growing in rocky sandy stream beds and on an edge of a golf course in clay, so it is a flexible critter


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Arlington, Texas
Austin, Texas
Dripping Springs, Texas
Helotes, Texas
Hico, Texas

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