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Ironweed


Vernonia noveboracensis

Ironweed

On a bright late summer day, the purple flowers of ironweed glow. Ironweeds can take their place in sunny moist beds and borders, rain gardens, and beside ponds and streams. In limited space, cut the stems by half in early summer to control height. They are magnets for butterflies.

Light:
Sun
Zones:
4-8
Plant Type:
Perennial
Plant Height:
2-8 feet tall, depending on variety
Plant Width:
2-3 feet wide, depending on variety
Flower Color:
White or purple flowers, depending on variety
Landscape Uses:
Containers,Beds & Borders
Special Features:
Flowers,Attractive Foliage,Fall Color,Cut Flowers,Attracts Butterflies,Drought Tolerant,Tolerates Wet Soil,Easy to Grow
Plant It With
Joe Pye weed

In damp sunny spots, Joe-Pye weeds flattish heads of dusty pink flowers will see eye to eye with purple ironweed.

Sunflower, perennial

The numerous 3-inch yellow daisies of swamp sunflower are perfect companions for deep purple New York ironweed.

Aster

White, pink, or purple New York asters show off well against New York ironweed in sunny gardens.

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