New York Ironweed

Stout upright stem with dark green, lanceolate leaves topped with loose clusters of small flowers. The flowers are purplish-pink to white and about 1/4" across with protruding stamens that give them a "fuzzy" look. The flowers are followed by small seeds with a hairy pappus on the end. This plant is very attractive to butterflies and bees. Can get very tall and form dense stands as the rootstock matures.

Scientific Name: Vernonia noveboracensis
Bloom Color: Violet
Bloom Time: August, September, October
Butterfly Host: N/A
Container Size: 3/4 gallon
Cultural Uses: N/A
Fall Foliage: No
Fruit: Small brown seeds develop in the spent flower head
Habit: Herb
Height: 5-8'
Light Needs: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
Square Feet Used: 16
Type Of Garden Ecotone: Farm, Community Garden, Urban Garden, Bog, Border Woodland, Mesic, Partial Sun, Sun, Upland, Wetland
Water Needs: Dry, Average, Moist

Price: $10.00

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