New York Ironweed
Large clusters (3-4") of deep violet flowers on bold erect stems from August to October, narrow 4-8" leaves grow all the way up the stems, drought tolerant, host to American Lady Butterfly (Vanessa virginiensis) caterpillars, attracts butterflies, good rain garden plant.
Plant Hardiness Zones: 5a-9b
Native Range: MA & NY south to GA, west to MI, WV, & OH. Rare in NY & OH
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