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Vernonia noveboracensis

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More About Vernonia noveboracensis

  • Tall, course, upright form
  • Tiny, deep purple, composite blooms
  • Stiff stems hold pointed, lance-shaped foliage
  • Flowers give way to seed clusters
  • Bloom Time: August to September

Interesting Notes:

The common name is derived from its "iron-like" qualities including tough stems, the rusty-tinged colour of fading flowers and the rusty-coloured seeds. 

Zone:

5

Height:

125-150 cm

Spread:

100-125 cm

Colour:

Magenta
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New York Ironweed Growing and Maintenance Tips

Plant in full sun, in a rich, moist, slightly acidic soil. Removing spent flowers will help prevent unwanted seeding. 


Vernonia noveboracensis Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall

Habit

Clumping

Landscape uses

Naturalizing