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Wingstem, Yellow Ironweed
Verbesina alternifolia

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Verbesina (ver-bes-SIGH-nuh) (Info)
Species: alternifolia (al-tern-ee-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:

Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

Regional

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

Cordele, Georgia

Flora, Indiana

Solsberry, Indiana

Cole Camp, Missouri

Frenchtown, New Jersey

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Millersburg, Pennsylvania

Valencia, Pennsylvania

Leesburg, Virginia

Liberty, West Virginia

Thiensville, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 9, 2011, Kim_M from Hamburg, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

This Plant is a Nice Fall Bloomer. It Does Not Like the Sun so plant it in shade.