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A tall, moisture loving plant with striking purple flowers that adapts well to average garden beds. Valuable as a late season bloomer and an insect host. Capable of interbreeding with other ironweeds.

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade

Soil Moisture: Wet Mesic, Mesic

Soil Type: Loam, Clay Loam, Silt Loam, Sandy Loam

Height: 4'-9'

Bloom Color: Purple

Bloom Time: Aug-Sep

Root Type: Fibrous

Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract bees, flies, butterflies, and skippers. Hosts moths such as ironweed borers and the parthenice tiger moth, the four-spotted tree cricket, the short-winged meadow katydid, and some other smaller insects. Bitter foliage is avoided by browsers such as deer.

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