Ironweed - Narrow-Leaf 'Iron Butterfly' - 1 Gal.


Vernonia lettermanii 'Iron Butterfly'

Iron Butterfly' is a tough, tolerant, drought resistant native perennial that can produce the colorful beauty you crave for your native landscape while attracting butterflies and growing where most plants wouldn't even think of trying to establis a root. This Ironweed thrives in dry rocky soil and still manages to produce beautiful, tiny purple, star-like, butterfly attracting flowers above long, narrow foliage from late summer and on into fall and, better yet, does it all on a far more compact plant than the actual species. Plant it in groups at the back of your garden in full sun and in well drained soil and 'Iron Butterfly' will quickly thrive to produce an abundance of blooms.

Plant Details

Zone: 4 - 8

Mature Size: 30-36in High x 30-36in Wide

Growing Tips

Sun Exposure: Full Sun

Availability and quality confirmed as of Friday, February 15 2019

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