Vernonia noveboracensis

New York Ironweed

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  • 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
  • As a tall narrow plant it is suited for the back of the border or tight spaces
  • Flowers attract butterflies
  • Seed heads attract birds
  • Special value to native bees

Height: 4-6 ft
Spread: 3-4 ft

Zone: 5-8
Color: Reddish Purple

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Native
  • Mass Planting
  • Water's Edge / Bog Plant


  • Full Sun
  • Light/ Bright shade

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Self seeds readily

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer
  • Fall

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Spring
  • Fall
  • Summer

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