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.
July - August, September - October
Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer, Native to Midwest