Joe Pye Weed

CHARACTERISTICS
Botanical Name Eupatorium fistulosum
Life Cycle Perennial
Environment Full Sun - Partial Sun
Bloom Period July-September
Flower Color Purple
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Description

Native to the United States, east of a line from Texas to the Michigan, Joe Pye Weed is the tallest member of the Eupatorium genus. Growing 3-8 feet in height, it is topped with beautiful purple flowers from July-September when it is frequented by many migrating butterflies and other insects. This perennial grows best in moist, fertile soils that receive full sun to partial shade. Its intolerance of drought make this a great plant for stream edges and rain gardens. Shallowing seeding in the fall will give way to germinating seeds when temperatures reach 70-85 degrees the following spring.

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