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Deep purple masses of densely clustered fine-petaled flowers atop tall sturdy stems from late July through September, dark green lance shaped leaves with serrated edges, drought tolerant, attracts Butterflies & native bees, host to American Painted Lady Butterfly (Vanessa virginiensis) caterpillars. Much more drought tolerant that its better known cousin, NY Ironweed (V. noveboracensis).

Dry To Average
Sun To Part Shade
3-5 foot tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 6b-8a
Perennial
Deer Resistant

Native Range: s NJ & se PA south through the Appalachian mountains to AL & n MS. Rare in NJ, PA, DE, & MS

Germination - Easy: Cold stratify 8 weeks

Upland Ironweed Seed Packet $4.00

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