Vernonia baldwinii

Baldwin Ironweed

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Baldwin's or western ironweed is native to the western parts of the eastern US from Minnesota down to Texas, where it thrives in the drier soils of the Great Plains.  It bears bright purple flowers in late summer to mid-fall providing an unusual pop of tall color in the late season. Baldwin's ironweed grows to a height of about six feet and a width of about four feet. In an evaluation of ironweeds conducted at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Baldwn's ironweed received a good rating for growing in local conditions.
Plant Shape
Full Sun
Bloom Time
July - August, September - October
Bloom Color
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer, Native to Midwest
Plant Type
Hardiness Zone
5 - 9