Species Name:  Vernonia noveboracensis

Common Name: New York Ironweed

Zone: 5 to 8

Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil Moisture: Medium, Moist, Wet

Soil Types: Sand, Loam, Clay

Fertility: Medium to Rich

pH: 5.1 to 8.0

Bloom Time: August to September

Habit: Found along stream banks, in wet fields and meadows. A tall stiff stemmed species
that provides its common name ironweed. The woody stalks support large flat-topped violet-purple flower heads
in late summer/fall that attract a large number of insects, ranking it high as a pollinator plant.  
Ironweed towers above other plants forming a large clump.
It combines with other late summer and fall flowering species such as goldenrod, CulverÕs root and Joe pye weed.
The plant can be propagated from root divisions or by seed. It is also deer resistant.

  Vernonia noveboracensis


Vernonia noveboracensis