Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Dry
Growth Rate in the Garden
Fast
Nature Attraction
Butterflies
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Spring
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Foliage Attribute
Fall Interest
Bloom Color
Purple
Attributes
Drought Tolerant
Container
East Coast Native
Water Requirements
Prefers well-drained soil
Adapts well to dry or moist conditions

Vernonia lettermannii 'Iron Butterfly'

Ironweed

A compact, well-branched, vigorous plant blooms in late summer and is covered with true purple flowers that attract plenty of butterflies. Tolerant of hot dry locations, yet can withstand brief periods of inundation.

Native to the US
Wildflower garden
Detention Basin
Roadside Plantings
Meadow Plantings

Height:

30-36 Inches

Spacing:

30-36"

Hardiness Zone:

4-9

Bloom Time:

Late Summer-Fall

Bloom Color:

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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