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Joe-pye Weed in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Eutrochium purpureum syn. Eupatorium purpureum

 

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. E. purpureum is an invaluable plant for the late-summer border; stately and imposing, and topped with domed panicles of nectar-rich flowers. The large, domed heads are made up of numerous small flowers, so rich in pollen and nectar that they provide a feast for butterflies, bees and moths.

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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

Eutrochium purpureum syn. Eupatorium purpureum

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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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

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

Eutrochium purpureum syn. Eupatorium purpureum

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. E. purpureum is an invaluable plant for the late-summer border; stately and imposing, and topped with domed panicles of nectar-rich flowers. The large, domed heads are made up of numerous small flowers, so rich in pollen and nectar that they provide a feast for butterflies, bees and moths.


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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