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Joe Pye weed

Eutrochium purpureum

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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 CharacteristicsGrow this plant where its stature can be appreciated, in a mixed border or in wild or other naturalized areas. 

CareIt prefers moist, alkaline soil in full sun or partial shade.

PropagationSow seed in a cold frame in spring; divide in spring.

ProblemsRust, powdery mildew, white smut, Cercospora and Septoria leaf spot, Southern blight, snail, slugs.

  • Zones : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Plant Width : 3 to 6 feet
  • Plant Height : 6 to 10 feet
  • Bloom Time : Early Fall, Fall, Late Summer, Summer
  • Growth Rate : Fast
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Pink, White
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest

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