Vernonia noveboracensis - NEW YORK IRONWEED

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Tall and robust late summer and early fall native perennial. Valuable for late flowering.

6' tall x 3-4" wide clumps, coarse bigger leaves, deep purple-magenta flowers form July/August till September.In nature forms looser clumps, but in flower bed (with lower competition) makes nice clumps.

Full sun to half shade, any soil, average moisture medium moist to moist/wet, but tolerates some droughts too.Prefer more moisture and light or sunny position, but it's adaptable, tough and easy to grow.

Heat, humidity and black walnut tolerant.

New York Ironsweed is native to eastern part of USA, see the USDA distribution map.

Deer and rabbits avoid it, attracts long-tongued native bees, some birds and butterflies. Hardy in zones 5 to 9.

Ideal for the background of a flower bed, for naturalizing in moist meadow, woodland edges, pollinator or butterfly gardens.

Picture copyright : US Perennials

Pot size : square 3.5" x 5" deep pot