Vernonia noveboracensis Ironweed



Fluffy domes of purple flowers cover the tall, sturdy stems of Vernonia noveboracensis in late summer and early fall. Also called "New York Ironweed" or just "Ironweed", this perennial is a delight to butterflies and small birds.

Vernonia noveboracensis Ironweed is native to the United States from Massachusetts to Mississippi. It thrives in moist soil, but can tolerate average and dry soil. It would be excellent in rain gardens.


  • Common Names: New York Ironweed, Iron Weed
  • Zones: 5-9
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Moist preferred
  • Height at Maturity: 84"
  • Width at Maturity: 48"
  • Bloom Color: Purple
  • Bloom Time: Late summer, early fall

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies. Pollinators.
  • Tolerates:
  • Other Features: Native to North America.

Care and Growing Tips

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