Joe Pye Weed Gateway – Native
Joe Pye Weed features wine red stems with lance like green leaves. Clusters of dusky pink blooms rise above the clump forming foliage, and emit a vanilla like scent. They bloom mid Summer to Fall. Joe Pye Weed is a native Missouri perennial often occuring in wooded slopes, low moist ground, and wet meadows. These tall plants are excellent for borders, cottage gardens, and meadows. Enjoy the dramatic display from mass plantings.
Eupatorium purpureum grows best in Full Sun. It grows 4-5′ tall with a spread of 18-24″. Plant in zones 4 to 8. The flowers attract butterflies. Deer resistant. The plant is supposedly named for Joe Pye who was a Native American traveling medicine man. He sold herbal remedies to colonists and supposedly treated typhoid fever with the Joe Pye Weed.
Care & Shipping Notes
Easy to grow in average, well drained soil. It prefers moist, fertile soil. No serious insect or disease problems. If soil becomes dry, the leaves may scorch. NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THESE US STATES AND TERRITORIES: AK, HI, GM, PR, VI