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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
Ironweed - Vernonia. The Ironweed plant is an easy to grow, sun perennial. Hummingbirds and butterflies find Ironweed plants to be highly attractive. Ironweed plants produce beautiful purple flowers toward the end of summer, and the erect stem never droops. The stem of the Ironweed plant is sturdy and very sturdy. The Ironweed plant can tolerate both humidity and heat as well as dry soil. However, it does prefer moist soil naturally. Some species of Ironweed can grow up to 10 feet in height. These plants tend to grow best in partial to full sun and bloom between August and September. The Ironweed plant is low maintenance and can accent any landscape.
Ironweed is lovely to look at, easy to grow, and also edible.
Vernonia is another name for this visually recognized plant with its intense red to purple flowers. If you are developing a pollinator garden, be sure to add this flowering, nectared plant. Butterflies love them, and it is the host plant for the American Painted Lady butterfly. This edible is equally at home in your herb garden. Ironwood is at home in full sun or partial shade that gives it diversity in where to plant it. Also, these late summer flowers will carry over to fall, making a place in an all season flowering garden. Ironwood gets that name for its sturdy stem and healthy posture.
Ironweed is a large plant. They are lovely in natural areas or wildflower gardens.
They are commonly known as the Tall Ironweed or the Giant Ironweed due to their size. They will begin to bloom in late summer months and continue into fall. The blooms are purple to lilac in color and are in clusters of smaller flowers. Butterflies and hummingbird adore this plant, and so do bees. Supports what it needs to ensure proper growth.