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Vernonia lettermannii 'Iron Butterfly'

Also called Slim-leaf Ironweed


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More About Vernonia lettermannii 'Iron Butterfly'

  • Masses of tiny, purple, flower clusters
  • Fine, thread-leaf, light to mid-green foliage
  • Attractive perennial even when it is not flowering
  • Drought tolerant and thrives in poor, rocky soils
  • Bloom Time: Late August to mid-September

Zone:

4

Height:

70-90 cm

Spread:

60-70 cm

Colour:

Purple
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Narrow-leaf Ironweed Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best grown in an average to dry, well-drained, sandy soil, in full sun. Tolerates short periods of moisture and is drought tolerant once established. Low maintenance perennial throughout the season. 


Vernonia lettermannii 'Iron Butterfly' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall

Habit

Compact
Upright

Foliage Color

Green