Western Ironweed (Vernonia baldwinii)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 36 - 72 inches
Plant Spread: 24 - 48 inches
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: 3 months at 40 degrees
Suitable for wintersowing
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Tip
Division

Close up of the lovely purple flowers.

Garden Tour:  Frostweed, (Josephine)Garden Tour: Frostweed, (Josephine)
December 10, 2011

We're going to Texas this week to visit the beautiful gardens of Frostweed. Come join us as we see what this very gracious lady has to share.

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Plant Events from our members
MrsBinWY On May 17, 2018 Transplanted
Planted out 7. Fenced them with large pots with the bottoms cut out.
MrsBinWY On March 17, 2018 Potted up
7
MrsBinWY On June 9, 2017 Seeds germinated
7
MrsBinWY On March 11, 2017 Seeds sown
coffee filter in baggie in fridge for 60 days, little bit of H2O2, 16 seeds from molanic; jugged 5-26-17 (3 rotted, maybe more)
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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which ironweed? I give up... by wildflowers Jun 21, 2012 8:48 AM 21
Ironweed by wildflowers Aug 3, 2010 8:53 AM 2

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