Iron Weed - Vernonia altissima - Native Butterfly Nectar Plant

Shady Oak Butterfly Farm


Iron Weed

Vernonia altissima

Plant Type: Perennial

Zones: 4-9

Plant Spacing: 5-7 ft.

Light Requirements: Partial shade to full sun

Water/Soil Requirements: Grows well moist, rich soil

Propagation: Seeds

Plant Iron Weed in your yard to watch butterflies visit and nectar from this attractive native plant!


A few of the butterflies and moths we raise at Shady Oak Butterfly Farm