I am really enjoying how these purple flowered plants are framing our bird house. About 6 feet tall, New York Ironweed is great for the back of your garden. Although these plants prefer slightly moist soils, ours are doing fine in average conditions. New York Ironweed is native to eastern United States.
Information on New York Ironweed: http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=g160
Paula Ziegler is a local resident who has a concern for the fate of bees, butterflies and all wildlife which inspires her to find solutions to creating wildlife habitat gardens that fit into the look of the neighborhood. Her hope is that you enjoy her blogs and perhaps start a wildlife garden of your own! Learn more about Paula at https://www.facebook.com/paulayourgardenkeeper