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Ironweed 'Iron Butterfly'

Price: $10
Size: 1 gallon pot
Light: Full to Part Sun
Type: Perennial
Beautiful cutleaf foliage
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Iron butterfly ironweed is an ironweed cultivar that is grown for its mounding habit and showy long-lasting bright purple-violet flowers. This cultivar was created to accentuate a compact habit, rapid growth rate, and long bloom period. It grows to a height of 24"-36" tall and 18"-24" wide. The plant is dense and multi-branched, and the foliage is fine and thread-like. Many frilly aster-like or disc flowers appear in summer at a time when other flowers are giving out to provide the bees and butterflies with nectar. They will flock to this plant! The foliage is attractive even when not in bloom, adding a finer texture to the garden. Use the iron butterfly ironwood to add texture and color to the late-season garden. Consider using this plant in a rock garden, drought-tolerant garden, or as a border in a pollinator garden. (Source: North Carolina Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox)

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