New York Ironweed

Vernonia noveboracensis

Purple75 Swish

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Large clusters (3-4 inch) of deep violet flowers on bold erect stems from August to October, narrow 4-8 inch leaves grow all the way up the stems, drought tolerant, host to American Lady Butterfly (Vanessa virginiensis) caterpillars, attracts butterflies, good rain garden plant.

Average To Moist
Sun To Part Shade
3-6 foot tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 5a-9b

Native Range: MA & NY south to GA, west to MI, WV, & OH. Rare in NY & OH

Germination - Easy: Cold stratify 4 weeks

New York Ironweed Seed Packet $4.00

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