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Vernonia lettermannii ‘Iron Butterfly’
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Vernonia lettermannii Iron Butterfly

Vernonia

Vernonia lettermannii ‘Iron Butterfly’ full sun

We owe a round of applause to Dr. Allen Armitage for his University of Georgia plant trials, which produced this highly touted tasteful selection of Arkansas resident, Vernonia lettermannii. Distinguished by delicate looking thread-like green leaves, the robust, yet compact, attractively branched mounding habit affords small tubular bright purple blooms housed in showy terminal sprays. Possessing both a herculean mettle and ultra-fine texture, ‘Iron Butterfly’ demands free draining niches and extends seasonal interest with warm rusty toned autumn flower color plus triumphs over hot dry conditions as well as sandy, infertile rock-strewn sites.

Size: 2' 0"–3' 0" high x 18"–2' 0" wide; hardy to zone 4.

Vernonia lettermannii ‘Iron Butterfly’ (P-1954)
Each $7.75
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AVAILABLE SPRING 2018



       


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