Vernonia Culver's Root. Joseph, I noticed it and searched the nursery till I found one. There were some beautiful pics of it!!! Ironweed plants have some truly beautiful and distinguishing characteristics. Apr 27, 2017 - This Pin was discovered by Christie MacFadyen. Looks promising and hope you'll fill us in next year on the progress or lack of.Christine in Alaska. Though I suppose I could just plant Helianthus salicifolius... but that just wouldn't be as much fun. Provide organic compost in the spring and a layer of mulch. See more ideas about Vernonia, Plants, Perennials. Marti. The flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies. A new cultivar of Vernonia plant, ‘Summer's Surrender’, that is characterized by its bushy upright plant habit with stems that do not lodge, its plant habit that is distinctly more wide than tall, its foliage that is darker green in color, its resistance to rust and powdery mildew, in being reliably hardy in U.S.D.A. And by slightly excited, I mean of course, insanely, annoyingly, goofily thrilled, talking about it constantly and covering up the tag and asking people to guess what it was. Category: Perennials. Keep reading to learn more about growing ironweed flowers. your own Pins on Pinterest This will help prevent moisture loss and provide protection. Water regularly, while the plant is establishing. I use ... read more, A small feral colony lives in Socorro, NM. Rarely used in landscaping, many species are very ornamental and have high value as landscape plants. It's a tiny little thing and I am hoping it will make a bigger impression next summer when it's had time to settle in and grow to its full 3 foot spread and height! Has yours stayed small, and have you found it roots to go deep and hard like giant ironweed? And its bloomin in our garden now ! tall yet its flower power at that height is also disappointing.My experience with this tall perennial leads me to conclude that it is only noticeable when planted in concentrated numbers. They stand erect with tooth-shaped leaves and have small purple flowers gathered in loose bunches. The image of your plant kind of looks like Vernonia angustifolia which has a bit less flower power than Vernonia lettermanii (esp "Iron Butterfly" selection). We grow V. altissima which I love . I hope you'll decide to give the chap a break. 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Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater, Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings, This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds, From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse, Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season. 3 members have or want this plant for trade. These vigorous American denizens promote an obliging stalwart demeanor plus welcome late summer flower-power. Hi,I found your blog post while searching for ironweed varieties. Discover (and save!) Aug 18, 2019 - Explore Karen Hine's board "Vernonia : ironweed", followed by 1212 people on Pinterest. Regardless of flowering, I'd also love to have these narrow leaves on something taller... a little more like Helianthus salicifolius. Simple theme. I don't grow it, so I can't say for sure, but I am thinking about getting one. Vernonia lettermannii Those of you where were at the garden bloggers meet up in Buffalo this summer may remember I was just slightly excited about a certain Vernonia lettermannii I picked up at a nursery we visited. it gets quite tall to 5' at least and has really large richly colored umbels(?). If you’re limited in space, cut the stems midsummer about halfway; this will control growth. View gallery. 0 more photos VIEW GALLERY. I too was slightly underwhelmed the first year. If drawing hummingbirds and butterflies to your garden is something that you wish to do, you must plant an ironweed plant. Some varieties are even drought tolerant. All of these ironweed varieties have attractive foliage, striking blooms and interesting fall color. Winter dried foliage and seed heads look very attractive and hold up most of the winter. Digging Dog Nursery. Zones 4 to 9 and in being very drought tolerant. A nectar feast for the butterflies, Vernonia can be peppered throughout meadow plantings and native landscapes, accompanying chums such as Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’, Eupatorium ‘Riesenschirm’ and Sporobolus ‘Tara’. I have come across one near me in North Texas and it looks a lot like the one you have here. They are ... read more, Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the Davesgarden.com. I found this plant last year and was searching all over the internet for info! Vernonia lettermannii. Tough as Iron, I object to them having weed in their name, being far too beautiful. Partner this beautiful wildflower with other butterfly magnets such as fennel, sunflowers, milkweed and hollyhock for a stunning display. Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) Genus: Vernonia (ver-NON-ee-uh) Species: lettermannii (let-ter-MAH-nee-eye) Synonym: Cacalia lettermannii: 3 members have or want this plant for trade. Hats off to esteemed plant breeder Jim Ault from the Chicago Botanical Garden for this winning midsized Vernonia lettermannii and Vernonia angustifolia hybrid. Christine,I'm certainly not pulling it out -- I still like the leaves, and the flowers aren't ugly, just less than amazing. That is just how I am. The ones I found are in an area that has never been plowed, so I assume they are native, yet Vernonia lettermannii doesn't show to be native in Texas. Vernonia ironweed care is not difficult once you find the best location for your plant. Water Requirements: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater. Scientific name refers to George Letterman, a botanist who lived in a cabin, west of St Louis, Missouri, and looked for rare plants in his region.