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Vernonia lettermannii 'Iron Butterfly'
Common Name: Ironweed Family: Asteraceae (The Aster Family)

Vernonia lettermannii 'Iron Butterfly'
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A fantastic plant with feathery foliage to three feet topped with clusters of warm purple flowers that are attractive to butterflies. A compact, well-branched and vigorous plant. Blooms in late summer. Found in rocky flood plains, Vernonia lettermannii is very tolerant of hot dry locations, yet can withstand brief periods of inundation.

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Native Habitat:
gravel bars and in the cracks of rocks in the drainage area of the Ouchita River in Arkansas.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourPurple 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSummer - Fall 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureSun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureDry Average  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone4-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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