New York ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensis) bears showy clusters of bright purple flowers at the tips of 4- to 5-foot-tall stems in late summer to early fall. It looks right at home in meadow gardens or naturalistic borders, particularly when paired with warm-season grasses, such as switch grasses (Panicum) and Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans), and other late-blooming perennials, such as pink Joe-Pye weed (Eutrochium maculatum) and bright yellow golden lace (Patrinia scabiosifolia). And, butterflies love it! U.S. native; provenance is Milford Township, Bucks County, PA (seeds I collected from my meadow). Full sun. Perennial; Zones 4 to 9.
2021-collected seeds sold out. I hope to collect again in October 2022. At least 25 seeds.
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