New York Ironweed Seeds

The purple flowers of New York Ironweed provide nectar to foraging bees and butterflies in late summer and early fall.

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$2.50

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Growing up to 8 feet high, the purple flowers of New York Ironweed provide nectar to foraging bees and butterflies in late summer and early fall. The dramatic blooming plant is excellent for borders, rain gardens, and meadows. The tall dead stalks remain standing well throughout the winter months, giving migrant bird species a place to perch in early spring. Deer-resistant foliage.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

Additional Info

Botanical Name Vernonia noveboracensis
Life Cycle Perennial
Min. Time to Germinate 7 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 30 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/4 in.
When to Sow Indoors 6-8 weeks before last spring frost, Outdoors after all danger of spring frost is past, Outdoors in early spring, a month before the last spring frost
Growing Height 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
Plant Spacing 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Hardiness USDA Zone 5a: to -15F, USDA Zone 5b: to -10F, USDA Zone 6a: to -5F, USDA Zone 6b: to 0F, USDA Zone 7a: to 5F, USDA Zone 7b: to 10F, USDA Zone 8a: to 15F, USDA Zone 8b: to 20F, USDA Zone 9a: to 25F, USDA Zone 9b: to 30F
Sun Exposure Sun to Partial Shade
Danger N/A
Bloom Color Purple
Bloom Time Late Summer/Early Fall
Foliage Herbaceous
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater, This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Soil pH Requirements 5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic), 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic), 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Propagation Methods From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall, From seed; stratify if sowing indoors, From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
Seed Collecting Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Seeds Per Pack 50