Vernonia lettermannii 'Iron Butterfly'
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- Delightful, fuzzy purple flower clusters
- Compact, vigorous growth habit
- Durable, non-fussy wildflower
This neat native has a similar look to Amsonia hubrichtii. It has thin foliage, a vase-like habit, and an airy dome of small purple flowers. The flowers bloom in late summer extending its beauty. It sort of looks like a cross between Baby's Breath and a purple Aster; mixes well with grasses and other late summer bloomers.
Uses: Borders, Cottage Gardens, Flower Beds, Landscapes, Mass Planting, Naturalizing, Rain Gardens
Nature Attraction: Butterflies, Pollinators
Critter Resistance: Deer, Rabbits
Notable Features: Drought Tolerant, Easy To Grow, Cut Flower, Tolerant of Black Walnuts
Growth Habit: Upright, Vase-shaped
Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow in at least 6 hours of full sun, if possible. Prefers soil that is well draining, but is otherwise not fussy about soil type. May re-seed, so deadhead if this is not desired. Foliage holds up well in winter; cut to the ground in early spring.