Vernonia noveboracensis

New York Ironweed

Photo courtesy of Prides Corner

  • Small purple aster-like flowers in late summer
  • Great pollen source
  • Tall, strong upright stems never need staking
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Mass Planting
Mass Planting
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Easy to grow plant. Prefers full-part-sun.  Tolerant of many soil conditions, however; prefers moist,  rich acidic soil.

Height: 3-4 ft
Spread: 1-2 ft
Price Level 1: $24.99 ea.~#2
Bloom Color: Purple
Zone: 4-8

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Mass Planting
  • Garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Focal Point
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Native
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Naturalizing

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun


  • Upright

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Songbirds
  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Hummingbirds

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained
  • Wet Soil/Wetlands
  • Water Garden