New York Ironweed

Vernonia noveboracensis

  • 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

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Characteristics & Attributes

Foliage Color:

» Green

Soil Moisture:

» Average Water
» Moist, Well Drained


» Self seeds readily
» Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

» Fall
» Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage):

» Fall
» Spring
» Summer