Vernonia novaboracensis

Growing Information

Plant Type: Perennial
Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Soils: Medium moisture
Bloom Time: Purple flowers late August through September
Size: 4-6 foot in height

A tall, coarse, and upright plant that creates beautiful deep purple flowers that turn into rusty seed clusters. This plant is great for bordering backyard garden areas and wildflower gardens. Needs consistent moisture to be happy but will tolerate short periods of dryness. Native to Barnstable County.

Garden Companions

Goldenrod (Solidago spp); White Wood Aster (Eurybia divaricatus)

Nature Benefits

• Important nectar source for many species of bees, butterflies, skippers, and moths.
• Seedheads are eaten by birds.

Natural Habitat

Occurs naturally in thickets along streams, pondshores, fields and meadows.

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