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New York Ironweed - Vernonia noveboracensis

Regular price $7.00

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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