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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005


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

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    Seeds available to purchase from Mount Vernon

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    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

    Tolerances

  • 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.


    Other Details

    Pollinator
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    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

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    Purchase our historic seeds, collected from plants grown at Mount Vernon and plant them in your own garden.

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