Saxapahaw, NC

The Flower of Carolina

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  • Product Info

    New York Ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensis)
    Aster Family

    Blooms: Purple, 4-6 weeks, Aug-Sept
    Leaves:Dark green, rough, large and rough textured,all the way up the stem
    Height: 5-8’
    Space: 2-3'
    Soil: Average-Moist-Wet, tolerant of poor, clay soil
    Exposure:  Full sun-Part shade
    Fauna: High pollinator value, moth and butterfly host plant, seeds for birds
    Seeds:  Tan, hair-like achenes remain attractive through early winter

    Deer Resistance: High
    Zone: 5-9
    Native Status:  NC native, common across the state
    Provenance: NC, seed grown