Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Joe Pye Weed

Eupatorium purpureum
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Savanna / Woodland
Season of Interest:
Main Color: Pink / Rose
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Moderate, High
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Butterfly / Moth Nectar
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

4 to
7
feet

Spread:

2 to
3
feet
Size
Height: 4 to
7
feet
Spread: 2 to
3
feet
Size
Height: 4 to
7
feet
Spread: 2 to
3
feet
Typical Landscape Use
Use as a focal point in the perennial border, in butterfly gardens and in moist areas.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Grow in full sun or light shade with average to moist soil. Pinch back early in the growing season for shorter plants and more flowers.
Special Features
Special Usage
Basic Description

Large round heads of vanilla-scented, rosy pink flowers bloom in late summer. Butterflies flock to the flowers. Whorled leaves scale tall sturdy stems making the plant attractive in the landscape even when it is not blooming.

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