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New York Ironweed
Full sun, wet to medium moisture level, prefers rich but tolerates most soils except rocky, prefers slightly acidic pH but is pH adaptable. 4-6 feet height (up to 8 feet), blooms late summer into fall, purple flowers, self-seeds at a moderate rate.
Germination Code: C(90) Germination is usually low so sow seed thickly.
Native Region: Lightly in Middle and East Tennessee
A low-maintenance plant with showy flowers. Typically has more flowers per head than Tall Ironweed. Easy to grow. Tolerates clay soil, alkaline pH and some drought. Attracts butterflies, bees and birds.