Ironweed (Veronia novaeboracensis)

Ironweed Veronia novaeboracensis

Scientific Name: Veronia novaeboracensis
Common Name: Ironweed
Description of facts and concepts: The tall purple flowers of this plant bloom on upright stems in August and September. Thriving in full sun and dry to average soils, ironweed is commonly found in pastures since it is unpalatable to cows.
Seed or division information: Seeds are easy, divisions work
Date of flower’s bloom (Month and week): August W2
Garden Name: Sunny Garden
Color of Flower: Purple
Height: 60″
Spread: 48″
Family: Aster
Soil Type: Base to Acidic Average Soils
Soil: Dry to Wet Dry
Light: Sun to Shade Full Sun
Zone 4-10 Zones 4-9