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
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.
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
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils