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Verbena bonariensis

Verbena bonariensis

Common Name: Tall verbena

Native to South America

Flowers profusely on near leafless stems lavender, reaching up to 4 feet tall from early summer to frost. Low maintenance and excellent for the cutting garden in full sun to partial shade.  Can be grown as an annual outside of its hardin…

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Vernonia glauca

Vernonia glauca

Common Name: Upland ironweed

Native to North America

Vernonia glauca is an upright perennial wildflower with numerous lance shaped leaves.  Foliage is toothed, dark green above and usually glaucous beneath.  In late summer plants are crowned by compact corymbs of royal purple di…

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Vernonia lettermannii 'Iron Butterfly'

Vernonia lettermannii 'Iron Butterfly'

Common Name: Iron Butterfly ironweed

Native to North America (selection)

Vernonia lettermannii ‘Iron Butterfly’ is a low mounding perennial wildflower with narrow fine textured foliage.  In late summer plants are covered by small clusters of royal purple disc florets.  Butterflies …

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Vernonia noveborecensis

Vernonia noveborecensis

Common Name: New York ironweed

Native to North America

Vernonia noveborecensis is a tall robust perennial wildflower with numerous lance shaped leaves.  In late summer plants are crowned by large corymbs of royal purple disc florets.  Butterflies and other pollinators flock to the blooms. …

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Zizia aureus

Zizia aureus

Common Name: Golden Alexander's

Native to North America

Zizia aurea is a 1-3’ tall upright perennial wildflower with glossy compound basal leaves. From late spring to early summer flowering stems elongate bearing showy umbrella shaped clusters of small yellow florets. Scads of beneficial …

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