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Vernonia lettermanii 'Iron Butterfly'


  • Category: Perennial
  • Hardiness Zone:4-9
  • Height:30-36 in
  • Spread:18-24 in
  • Spacing:2-4 ft
  • Bloom Color: Blue, Purple
  • Foliage Color: Green

A very well-branched, shorter variety that can really handle the heat and tolerate dry soil. Fine foliage with butterfly-attracting purple flowers in late summer. Great texture and color for the late season garden.

Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Soil Moisture
Moist, Well-Drained
Very Adaptable
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Bloom Time
August - September
Additional Information about Vernonia lettermanii 'Iron Butterfly'

Originated in Dr. Allan Armitage’s trials at the University of Georgia.

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Vernonia lettermanii 'Iron Butterfly'

Prefers sunny sites with average to dry soils, can tolerate clay, rocky and gravelly soils.