Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Vernonia noveboracensis


Full Sun
Drought Tolerant
Cut Flowers
Attracts Birds
Attracts Butterflies

Vernonia noveboracensis 'White Lightning' (Asteraceae)
(ver-NON-ee-a no-va-bo-ra-SEN-sis)
New York Ironweed

This white flowering form of New York Ironweed is grown from a seed strain developed by Jelitto, and is topped with pure white, fluffy blooms late-summer to mid-fall. Especially suited to sunny, wet areas, but can tolerate some light shade, normal moisture, and lean soils. In spring, thick stems surrounded by dark-green leaves quickly grow to a height of 6-8' -- but they can be cut back during the season to form shorter, multi-branched mounds. Great for pollinators, 'White Lightning' adds a bright splash that contrasts with asters and goldenrods for an impressive color mix. A perfect plant for the back of the border, the meadow, or for naturalizing in wet or periodically flooded areas.

Bloom color: white
Bloom period: fall
Height: 6-8'
Spread: 3-4'
Zones: 4-8

Container size: Qt.
Price: $12
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