Species Name: Vernonia noveboracensis
Common Name: New York Ironweed
Zone: 5 to 8
Light: Full Sun to Partial
Soil Moisture: Medium,
Soil Types: Sand, Loam, Clay
Fertility: Medium to Rich
pH: 5.1 to 8.0
Bloom Time: August to
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
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
The plant can be propagated
from root divisions or by seed. It is also deer resistant.