Vernonia gigantea, FL Ecotype
Giant Ironweed, FL Ecotype
The aggressive growth provides a nesting habitat for woodcocks; the seeds are a source of food for birds.
General Product Information:
Item Number: VERGIG02
Species Type: Native
Herbaceous Flowering Species, Pollinator Favorites, Riparian Sites, Uplands & Meadows
Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Characteristics: A flowering species.
Habitat: Moist soils, wet woods.
Bloom Period: August to October
Flower Color: Purple
Foliage Color: Green
Height: Up to 9.8 Ft
Pollinator Value: High
Indicator Regions (view map & key):
Northcentral & Northeast: FAC
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC
Seeding Rate: When used as part of a mix, ensure that the mix consists of not less than 0.5% and not more than 2.0% of the total.
Truax Seedbox: Fine