Joe Pye weed

Eupatorium purpureum

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Park Seed
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Joe Pye weed (Eupatorium purpureum)
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Genus:  Eupatorium
Large, domed flowerheads of pink, light purple, or off-white add soft color and texture to the summer and fall garden. The leaves are purple-tinged on thick stems suffused with maroon. This eastern U.S. native attracts butterflies from mid-summer to early fall.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Grow this plant where its stature can be appreciated, in a mixed border or in wild or other naturalized areas. 
Care:  It prefers moist, alkaline soil in full sun or partial shade.
Propagation:  Sow seed in a cold frame in spring; divide in spring.
Problems:  Rust, powdery mildew, white smut, Cercospora and Septoria leaf spot, Southern blight, snail, slugs.

Overview

Height
6 ft. to 10 ft.
Spread
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Fast Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Native,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Fall,
Fall,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Pink Flower,
Purple/Lavender Flower,
White Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Naturalizing
Style
Cottage Garden,
Meadow Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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Purple coneflower
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