New York Ironweed
Great for bordering wildflower gardens. Can grow very tall! (5-7 ft). Prefers medium wet soil and full/partial sunlight. Pairs well with other late-summer bloomers like goldenrod and mountain mint. New York Ironweed has deep purple flowers that produce rusty brown seed heads that last into winter. Blooms from August-frost. Like all native flowers, it provides food for many pollinators and songbirds eat the seeds in the winter.