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Vernonia texana

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Vernonia (ver-NON-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: texana (tek-SAY-nuh) (Info)

Category:
Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)
Purple

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

Foliage:
Deciduous
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive jameso On Aug 17, 2011, jameso from Longview, TX wrote:

This plant is native to east Texas. It's not a tall plant-only a couple of feet tall but it is covered with blooms when it does bloom.

Regional...

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

Merryville, Louisiana
Longview, Texas
Spring Branch, Texas



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