Western Ironweed – Native

General Information

Western Ironweed is part of the Aster family. It is native to many areas of the Midwestern United States.  Clusters of beautiful, red violet flowers bloom during the Summer months.  The attractive blooms have a somewhat fuzzy look.   5″ long, serrated ovate, leaves grow alternately up the stem.  Ironweed is a hardy perennial that is a great choice for your wildflower garden, butterfly garden, or meadow plantings.

Additional Information

Vernonia baldwinii prefers Full Sun.  It will grow 3-6′ tall with a spread of 18-24″.  Plant in zones 3 to 8. Generally reproduces by rhizomes, but will reproduce by seed in optimum conditions.  Western Ironweed will colonize aggressively. Plant in areas where mass groupings are desired.  The deep roots make them difficult to control once established. Deer resistant.

Care & Shipping Notes

Easy to grow in a wide variety of soil types, including clay and sand.  More drought tolerant than others of the species.  NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THESE US STATES AND TERRITORIES: AK, HI, GM, PR, VI. Also, WE NO LONGER SHIP TO CALIFORNIA due to Department of Ag restrictions on live plants.

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Mature Width 18-24"
Mature Height 3-6'
Light Full Sun
Planting Zone 3-8

Planting Zone Map

US Planting Zones


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