Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
Fluffy, red-violet blooms atop 8-foot tall stalks draw bees and butterflies from mid-summer into fall. This member of the daisy family is at home in wet meadows and freshwater marshes and along stream banks pretty much across the Mid-Atlantic Region.* The Virginia Native Plant Society named New York Ironweed Wildflower of the Year in 1995.
*Despite its name, it is not abundant in NY. Rather, it is primarily concentrated in NY’s Hudson Valley Region, NYC and Long Island and absent in much the rest of the state.