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Joe Pye Weed in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Eupatorium

 

Joe Pye Weed

Eupatorium are grown as ornamental plants, mostly across Asia. They are perennial plants with long-lasting, broad, purple to white flowerheads. These can emerge from late spring, although they mainly bloom in late summer. The blooms are held on tall stems and act as a beacon to butterflies and bees. Arguably the most impressive is the American species E. maculatum Atropurpureum Group AGM, commonly known as Joe-Pye weed. Established plants can frequently grow taller than 2m.

 
plant Features
  • Joe Pye Weed likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Joe Pye Weed likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Joe Pye Weed is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Joe Pye Weed likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Joe Pye Weed

Latin name

Eupatorium

type

Perennial

family

Asteraceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Joe Pye Weed likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Joe Pye Weed is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Joe Pye Weed likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Joe Pye Weed likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Joe Pye Weed is 1.50meters x 2.00meters 1.50 M 2.00 M

Eupatorium

Eupatorium are grown as ornamental plants, mostly across Asia. They are perennial plants with long-lasting, broad, purple to white flowerheads. These can emerge from late spring, although they mainly bloom in late summer. The blooms are held on tall stems and act as a beacon to butterflies and bees. Arguably the most impressive is the American species E. maculatum Atropurpureum Group AGM, commonly known as Joe-Pye weed. Established plants can frequently grow taller than 2m.


Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Eupatorium are easy to grow and young plants can be set in spring in a fertile, moist soil in a sunny position, although several species tolerate partial shade. They are generally pest- and disease-free. They do sometimes look unsightly when the flowers are past their best, so they are often recommended for a wild garden or the back of a border where they are not so visible once they start to fade.

 
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