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Vernonia noveboracensis

Native Plants

New York Ironweed

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Summary

New York ironweed is a robust wildflower with saturated-violet and narrow petaled flowers. Clusters of finely petaled flowers, in dense clusters, top a 5-7’ clump-forming plant. Normally found in nature in wet swales, Vernonia novaboracensis also grows well in drier sites in the garden without extra care. The intense purple flowers bloom for most of the month of September and attract many butterflies. Grow New York ironweed in full sun to filtered shade. It grows well in the flower border or native meadow garden with Andropogon virginicus, Helianthus angustifolius, Conoclinium coelestinum, Symphyotrichum novae-angliae, Liatris spicata, and Helianthus microcephalus.


More Details

  • Plant Type
    perennial 
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    filtered-shade, full-sun 
  • Foliage Character
    deciduous 
  • Soil Moisture
    average, dry, moist 
  • Flowering Period
    early-fall, late-summer
  • Soil PH
    adaptable 
  • Flower Color
    purple 
  • Summer Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fall Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    tan, white