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Vernonia lettermannii 'Iron Butterfly'

Ironweed

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Lovely, narrow, fine foliage on a compact, well branched, vigorous plant. In late summer the plant is covered with tiny, purple flowers that are extremely attractive to butterflies. A native that is very tolerant of rough, sandy, infertile, dry soils. Very suitable for use in medium and large Rain Gardens.

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Songbirds
Attributes & Uses
Naturalizing
Rock Garden
Roof Garden
Drought Tolerant
Native
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Partial shade
Full sun
Foliage Color
Green
Habit
Clumping
Mounded
Program
American Beauties® Natives
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Moist

Height

30-36 Inches

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Spread

30-36 Inches

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Flower Color:

Purple

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USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

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