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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    This towering perennial is crowned with clusters of brilliant purple flowers. The size can be kept in check by a mid-spring pruning.

    Latin Name

    Vernonia noveboracensis


    Family

    Asteraceae


    Also Known As

    Vein-leaf Hawkweed


    Type of Plant

    Perennials

    Bloom Season

    August - October


    Seasons

    Summer
    Fall

    Specifications

    Max Height: 6'
    Max Spread: 3'

    Uses

  • Flower Border
  • Naturalize
  • Rain Garden

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Part Shade

    Tollerances

  • Deer
  • Clay Soil
  • Wet Soil

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Butterflies

    Colors


    Native Range

    Eastern United States


    History

    John Bartram of Philadelphia offered New York Ironweed for sale in his catalog between 1771 and 1809.


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