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Vernonia lettermanii 'Iron Butterfly'

Ironweed

This native plant offers purple flowers on fine, feathery foliage similar to Amsonia hubrichtii and is compact, well branched and vigorous. Vernonia ‘Iron Butterfly’s' brightly colored and airy foliage adds interest during the summer months.


  • Category:Perennials
  • Hardiness Zone:4-9
  • Height:30 Inches
  • Spread:48 Inches

Flower Color
Pink
Purple
Foliage Color
Green
Best Usage
Border or Bed
Container
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Exposure
Part Sun
Asexual propagation prohibited?
No
Additional Information about Vernonia lettermanii 'Iron Butterfly'

This native plant offers purple flowers on fine, feathery foliage similar to Amsonia hubrichtii and is compact, well branched and vigorous. Vernonia ‘Iron Butterfly’s' brightly colored and airy foliage adds interest during the summer months. Come fall the burst of purple flowers attracts plenty of butterflies. Ironweed is drought tolerant once established.