Ironweed

Vernonia nov. '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

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Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife:

» Attracts Butterflies

Attributes:

» Drought Tolerant
» Heat Tolerant
» Native
» Naturalizing

Exposure:

» Full Sun

Foliage Color:

» Green

Habit:

» Self seeds readily

Season of Interest (Flowering):

» Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage):

» Fall
» Spring
» Summer

Soil Moisture:

» Keep Well Watered
» Moist, Well Drained