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Vernonia noveboracensis

New York Ironweed

Tall, coarse-leaved, upright plants produce loads of fluffy, deep purple blooms in clusters 3-4" wide in late summer/early fall. Nice for the back of the garden or in meadow plantings. Butterflies are quite fond of this long-bloomer. Native.


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  • Category:Perennial
  • Hardiness Zone:5-9
  • Height:48-84 in
  • Spread:24-48 in
  • Bloom Color: Purple

Prefers full sun. Usually found in moist thickets, ditches or stream side, it prefers evenly moist to wet soil, but tolerates short periods of dry conditions. Great for rain gardens.

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Pollinators
Songbirds
Exposure
Full Sun
Sun/Light Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Well-Drained
Moist/Well-Drained
Moist
Wet
Flowering Months
August
September
Foliage Color
Green
Attributes
Bog
Clay Soil
Coastal
East-Coast Native
Long Blooming
Naturalizing
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Vernonia noveboracensis

Plants may be cut back early in the season to reduce overall height.  Remove seed heads before they disperse to prevent self-sowing. Plants will adapt to almost any moist soil and are great for wet areas at the edges of ponds.