Eupatorium purpureum

Purple Joe Pye Weed

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Description

Purple or sweet-scented Joe pye weed is a tall native perennial, 5-6', found along the edges or in clearings in woods. large toothed leaves are in whorls around a thick sturdy stem. It produces many-flower clusters of rosy pink flowers in July to early August and is attractive to butterflies. It can be distinguished from spotted Joe pye weed by its earlier flowering, rounded flowerheads and less intense coloring.

Soil
Moist
Plant Shape
Upright
Exposure
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
May - June, July - August
Bloom Color
Pink, Lavender
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type
Perennial
Hardiness Zone
4 - 8