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Vernonia noveboracensis (New York Ironweed)

Vernonia noveboracensis

New York Ironweed

This eastern U.S. native is commonly seen in wet meadows with its intense purplish-red flower clusters ablaze in late summer on 4-7' tall stems. A strong, dependable, drought tolerant plant that performs in poorly drained or well drained soil. Try it with Solidago Fireworks, Rudbeckia Goldquelle or tall native grasses.
Height: 4-7 ft
Spacing: 30 in
Hardiness Zone: 4 – 8
 
Characteristics & Attributes for Vernonia noveboracensis

Exposure

Full Sun

Soil Moisture

Average
Dry
Moist

Attracts Wildlife

Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Butterflies

Foliage Color

Green

Habit

Bushy
Upright

Attributes

Moisture Tolerant
Native
Summer Blooming
Border or Bed

Flower Color

Purple
Red