Ironweed ‘Southern Cross’ 

Botanical Name Vernonia ‘Southern Cross’
Common Name ironweed ‘Southern Cross’
Family Liliaceae
USDA Zone 4 to 9
Light Requirement Full Sun
Season(s) of interest Summer, Fall, Winter
Height and Spread 2.5-3ft x 2.5-3ft (75-90cm x 75-90cm)
Flower Color Purple
Attracts Wildlife Pollinators, Host
Additional Information Cultivated Form of Plant whose Parents are likely Native to Arkansas
Location in Lurie Garden North Dark Plate