Vernonia nov. 'Purple Haze'


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Vernonia novaeboracensis ‘Purple Haze’

  • Deep violet open flower clusters in July- September
  • A lovely native that adapts well to any moist location
  • Found in moist soils in the wild, but will flourish in regular to dry soils
  • Tolerates clay and natural acidic conditions
  • Flowers attract butterflies, Seed heads attract birds
  • Special value to native bees

Height: 4-7 ft
Spread: 2-3 ft

Zone: 5-8
Color: Reddish Purple

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies


  • Native
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Naturalizing
  • Drought Tolerant


  • Full Sun

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Self seeds readily

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained
  • Keep Well-Watered

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