Vernonia noveboracensis - New York Ironweed
Vernonia noveboracensis, New York Ironweed, is a tall, coarse, upright perennial. It features clusters of numerous tiny, delicate, deep purple flowers about 3-4" in width on tall stems which grow up to 6ft tall. It blooms late summer into fall and the flowers give way to rusty seed clusters. A tall, June to Sept, purple flowering perennial which is similar in form Joe Pye Weed. Its lovely intense purple blooms attract butterflies.
"The specific name for the genus, Vernonia, honors an English botanist, William Vernon, who collected plants in Maryland in the seventeenth century." North Creek Nurseries
Height: 4 to 6ft
Sun: Full sun
Water: Medium to wet
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: June to Sept