"The corn is as high as an elephants eye" and this Ironweed seems to be singing "anything you can do, I can do better." I have always been impressed by the majesty of this purple beauty. Ironweed normally grows from 3' to 5' tall but this one is an exception and it blooms late August into October. If you live in the eastern United States look for it around lakes and streams and lowland areas. Ironweed is also classified as a wildflower so give it some consideration for a place in the wild garden.