Phonetic: ver-NOH-nee-ah no-vee-bor-ah-SEN-sis
New York Ironweed thrives in full sun in moist garden soil or a boggy ditch. It can tolerate short periods of dryness as well as average garden locations without undue stress. When planted in a happy situation, the plant can vigorously self-sow. The plant’s flowers provide a nectar source to many species of bees, butterflies, skippers, and moths while the seed heads are eaten by birds.
- Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9
- Native Northeast Region: USDA Database
- Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Part Sun
- Flower Color: Purple
- Bloom Time: July, August, September
- Soil Type: Medium - Moist
- Mature Plant Size: 5'H, 3'W
- Plant Spacing: 3'
- Host Plant: Crossline Skipper, Sachem, Peck's Skipper
- Attracts: Butterflies, birds and bees
- Advantages: Deer resistant, tolerant of various soil types
- Landscape Uses: Perennial borders, cottage gardens, meadows, rain gardens, butterfly gardens
- Companion Plants: Dense Blazing Star, Native Bergamot, Joe Pye Weed, Sneezeweed, Sweet Coneflower, Hairy Beardtongue, Eastern Blue Star
- Deer Resistant