Vernonia lettermannii 'Iron Butterfly'
Narrow Leaf Ironweed

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Butterfly FriendlyFull Sun
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Narrow Leaf Ironweed
Vernonia lettermannii 'Iron Butterfly'

A butterfly magnet in late summer,  this vigorous perennial shows off masses of tiny, true purple flowers that attract other beneficial insects for a nectar feast. Delicate green foliage gives it a fine texture that is enhanced by grouping. Very tolerant of rough, sandy, infertile, dry soils. 

North Creek Unique™ - This unique assortment has been discovered or introduced to the trade and shared with the world by North Creek Nursery. 

BENEFITS
Late bloom extends the garden color season
A favorite nectar source for butterflies
Drought and heat tolerant
Perfect for grouping with outstanding texture
Thrives in poor, rocky soils and full sun
NATIVE INFO

Native Range

Prairies, glades, meadows, pastures and roadsides from Minnesota and Nebraska south to Arkansas and Texas.

Interesting Facts

Pollinators such as butterflies brush against reproductive parts of plants moving pollen from  one flower to another. This crucial act results in fertilization and seed set assuring food for birds and insects and future generations of plants.

GROWING TIPS

Grow Vernonia lettermannii in full sun and average to dry soils with good drainage. Periods of inundation are tolerated, but not heavy or saturated soils.

Mature Size: 30-36in. Wide x 30-36in. Tall

Hardiness Zone: 4-9

Sun Exposure: Full Sun

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