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)

Category:

Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Purple

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Blue-Green

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Arlington, Texas

Austin, Texas

Dripping Springs, Texas

Helotes, Texas

Hico, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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