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Vernonia 'Iron Butterfly' Vernonia 'Iron Butterfly'

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Vernonia 'Iron Butterfly'

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  • Native Plant,
  • Fluffy Lavender Flowers,
  • Drought Tolerant,
Common Name:Ironweed
Plant Type:Perennial
Brand:American Beauties Native Plants
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 What is my zone?
Height:30 - 36 Inches
Spread:30 - 36 Inches
Exposure:Full Sun (+6 hrs.)
Nature Attractions:Bee-Friendly, Butterflies
Flower Color:Purple Shades

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(Ironweed) Tough as nails is how I would describe Vernonia Iron Butterfly. A heat and sun loving native perennial that grows where most plants can't. Standing 30-36 inches tall and wide, Vernonia Iron Butterfly forms a dense upright mounding habit. The fine foliage resembles that of Amsonia hubrichtii and in late summer fluffy lavender flowers appear. The blossoms of Iron Butterfly attract butterflies and bees. Grown in full sun with moderate to dry soil, Iron Butterfly Veronia is often found alongside the road, between rocks, and in gravely areas.
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Vernonia lettermannii 'Iron Butterfly'

Common Name Ironweed
USDA Hardiness Zone 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Type Perennial
Brand American Beauties Native Plants
Sun Exposure Full Sun (+6 hrs.)
Soil Moisture Needs Dry, Moderate
Nature Attractions Bee-Friendly, Butterflies
Flower Color Purple Shades
Attributes Deciduous, Drought Tolerant, Native
Design Use Border, Massing
Season of Interest (Flowering) Late Summer, Summer
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