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Vernonia lettermannii 'Iron Butterfly'

Ironweed - Narrowleaf

'Iron Butterfly' Narrowleaf Ironweed has many bright purple star-like flowers that appear in late summer and fall. Foliage is delicate and thread-like on a compact plant. This Vernonia is very tolerant of site extremes, both dry and wet and works well in the upper areas of bio-swales. Introduced by Dr. Allan Armitage and North Creek Nurseries.  One of the native plants chosen by Piet Oudolf for the newly planted meadow garden at Delaware Botanic Gardens.

PRN Preferred:  Not only beautiful purple flowers, but also delicate unusual fine foliage.

Height

36 Inches

Spread

24 Inches

Bloom Color

Pink

USDA Hardiness Zone

4
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Future Crop
17 Vernonia lettermannii Iron Butterfly #2 (purple)
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Dried Flower
Habit: Compact
Native
Winter Interest
Seedheads
Soil Conditions
Average
Dry
Moist
Bloom Time
Fall
Summer
Exposure
Sun
Special Recognition
PRN Preferred Selection
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Pollinators
Tolerance
Wet Site Tolerant
Foliage Color
Green
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