Eupatorium maculatum 'Phantom'

Spotted Joe-Pye Weed

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Phantom Joe Pye weed is a form of a plant native to the moist meadows and stream margins of eastern north America. Phantom is a small form of Joe Pye weed reaching about 2 to 3 feet in height and about 1-2 feet in width making it an excellent plant for small gardens and borders. Its purplish-pink flower heads attract butterflies and pollinators in the summer and the seed heads provide food for birds in the winter months if not cut back in the fall. It can cope with clay and wet soils although it prefers rich moist well-drained soils. It is not generally attractive to deer making it a resilient performer for native and informal gardens.

Plant Shape
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
July - August, September - October
Bloom Color
Pink, Lavender, Purple
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer, Native to Midwest
Plant Type
Hardiness Zone
4 - 8