Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture Needs
Dry
Average
Growth Rate in the Garden
Fast
Critter Resistance
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Nature Attraction
Bees
Butterflies
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Bloom Color
Purple
Attributes
East Coast Native
Drought Tolerant
Easy to Grow
Good Cut Flowers
Long Blooming
Tolerates wet sites
Water Requirements
Prefers well-drained soil
Requires excellent drainage, drought tolerant
Adapts well to dry or moist conditions
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Vernonia noveboracensis

New York Ironweed

Features numerous tiny, fluffy, deep purple blooms with appearance of a purple haze over the meadows late summer until fall. This upright perennial is native to the Eastern U.S. typically occurs in the wild in moist thickets, low lying areas, and along streambanks.

Native to Eastern US

Height:

36-48 in

Spacing:

24-48"

Hardiness Zone:

4-9

Bloom Time:

Late Summer - Fall

Bloom Color:

Deep Purple

Vernonia (ver-non' ee-a)

Family: Asteraceae · Common Name: Ironweed

Robust perennial characterized by alternate, usually simple, leaves with clusters of rose or purple flowers in the fall.  The flower color takes on rusty shades that account for its common name. All require full sun.

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