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Joe pye weed is loved by butterflies and other pollinators. Good choice for conservation and restoration projects.

Joe pye weed is loved by butterflies and other pollinators. Good choice for conservation and restoration projects. USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 8 October 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

Eupatorium fistulosum

Joe pye weed

A tall plant with huge clusters of mauve flowers and purple stems.  A robust plant that spreads via rhizomes. Butterflies love it!

Does best in moist to wet soils in full sun to part shade. 


Height:

7 ft

Spread:

2-3 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:

4-8

Bloom Color:

Mauve

Eupatorium fistulosum Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Sun to Partial Shade

Attracts Wildlife

  • Butterflies

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist to Wet

Attributes

  • Cut Flower
  • Clay Soil

Flowering Months

  • August
  • July

Foliage Color

  • Green

Interesting Notes:

For more information on this plant, visit the USDA PLANTS Database: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=EUFI14