Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Vernonia baldwinii


Full Sun
Drought Tolerant
Cut Flowers
Attracts Birds
Attracts Butterflies

Vernonia baldwinii (Asteraceae)
(ver-NON-ee-a bald-WIN-ee-eye)
Western Ironweed

Drought-tolerant and tough, Western Ironweed is native to dry woods, meadows and prairies across the Central States. Shorter than other Vernonias at 3-4', it has rough gray-green lanceolate leaves held horizontal to the sturdy stems, topped by vivid purple blooms (and butterflies!) midsummer to early fall. This low-maintenance perennial is perfect for the back of a sunny border or in a meadow setting, in the company of fall-blooming Sunflowers and Goldenrods. Native.

Bloom color: purple
Bloom period: early-fall
Height: 3-4'
Spread: 2-3'
Zones: 5-9

Container size: Qt.
Price: $12
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