Florida Ironweed, Blodgett's Ironweed
Vernonia blodgettii

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Vernonia (ver-NON-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: blodgettii

Category:

Herbs

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Miami, Florida

Welaka, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Dec 29, 2004, Floridian from Lutz, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

Herbaceous perennial with smooth stems and alternate, sessile, linear to narrowly lanceolate leaves. The bright pinkish purple flowers are few to numerous in open clusters and bloom all year. Its natural habitat is pinelands and prairie edges of Florida and the northern Bahamas.
Due to encroaching development this plant is on the Florida Endangered Species List

Positive

On Jun 17, 2004, TamiMcNally from Lake Placid, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

FL - Endangered