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Light Requirements: full sun/part shade

Soil Moisture: medium wet/medium

Bloom Color: purple

Bloom Time: July-September

Height: 6-8 ft. 

Deer Resistant? yes

Black Walnut tolerant? Yes

Local Ecotype Available? No

NY Ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensis)

  • I’m a native of New York state.


    I attract butterflies and bees.


    Birds like my seeds.


    My common name likely comes from “iron-like” plant qualities like tough stems  and rusty colored seed clusters.  (MO Botanical Garden)


    I like to live in moist areas and along stream banks


    I get really tall, but you can cut me back in late spring to keep me from getting too tall in your garden.

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