Joe Pye Weed, Sweet

Botanical Name Eupatorium purpureum
Life Cycle Perennial
Environment Full Sun
Bloom Period July-September
Flower Color Pink


Found growing in the eastern half of the United States, Sweet Joe Pye Weed prefers partial sun to light shade in fertile, moist soil conditions found in wet savannahs and woodlands. Reaching a height of 3-7 feet, it is topped with a rounded inflorescent of pink flowers from July-September. During this time, it is frequented by many butterflies and other nectar and pollen seeking insects. This perennial is an excellent plant for butterfly gardens or rain gardens that are in limited in sunlight exposure.

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