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Vernonia noveboracensis – New York Ironweed

Vernonia noveboracensis – New York Ironweed

Discover the vibrant beauty of Vernonia noveboracensis, New York Ironweed, perfect for adding a splash of color to your garden. Hardy, resilient, and easy to care for, this native perennial offers stunning purple blooms from late summer to fall. Elevate your landscape with this pollinator-friendly and deer-resistant plant. Buy now to bring a piece of New York’s natural charm to your outdoor space!


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Single, 6-Pack, 9-Pack, Flat – DP 50, Flat – CP 72

Common Name

New York Ironweed


Herbaceous Perennial



Native Range

Eastern United States, Southern United States


5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Height Range (ft.)

4.00 to 6.00

Spread (ft.)

3.00 to 4.00

Bloom Time

August, September

Bloom Description



Full Sun


Medium, Wet



Suggested Use

Naturalize, Rain Garden


Clay Soil, Deer, Wet Soil

Product Description

Introducing Vernonia noveboracensis, the enchanting New York Ironweed, a must-have addition to any garden seeking to blend beauty with resilience. Native to the Northeastern United States, this perennial is celebrated not only for its striking tall stalks and vibrant purple flowers but also for its robust nature, thriving in a wide range of conditions.

Why Choose New York Ironweed for Your Garden?

  • Pollinator Magnet: Attract butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects to your garden. New York Ironweed is a vital source of nectar in late summer, a period when many other plants have finished blooming.
  • Deer Resistant: Enjoy the beauty of your garden without the worry of it being a feast for deer. This plant is naturally resistant to deer, making it an excellent choice for areas where deer are a common concern.
  • Low Maintenance: Once established, Vernonia noveboracensis requires minimal care. It is drought-tolerant, making it perfect for gardeners seeking beautiful yet low-maintenance plants.
  • Erosion Control: Its deep and extensive root system makes it an ideal choice for stabilizing soil and preventing erosion, particularly in sloped areas.
  • Versatile Beauty: Perfect for wildflower gardens, borders, and as a backdrop for shorter plants, its towering presence and late blooming period make it a focal point in any landscape.

Cultivation and Care

  • Sunlight: Flourishes in full sun but can tolerate partial shade.
  • Soil: Adaptable to various soil types, though it prefers moist, well-drained soil.
  • Watering: Moderate to low water requirement. Once established, it is drought-resistant.
  • Spacing: Plant approximately 2 to 3 feet apart to allow for mature growth.

A Touch of New York’s Wild Beauty By incorporating Vernonia noveboracensis into your garden, you’re not just adding a plant; you’re inviting a piece of New York’s rugged, natural beauty into your space. Its ability to thrive in various conditions, combined with its ecological benefits and stunning visual appeal, makes it an unparalleled choice for gardeners and landscape designers alike.

Elevate your garden’s aesthetic and ecological value with New York Ironweed. Whether you’re looking to attract more pollinators, add height and color to your garden, or simply enjoy a hardy, low-maintenance plant, Vernonia noveboracensis is an exceptional choice. Order now to bring the majestic allure of New York Ironweed to your garden or landscape project!


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