Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Joe Pye

Eutrochium purpureum
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Savanna / Woodland
Season of Interest:
Main Color: Pink / Rose
Fall Color:

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Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Moderate, High
Nature Attracting
Pollinators/Beneficial Insects, Songbirds
Wildlife Benefit
Butterfly / Moth Nectar, Food/Birds, Food/Pollinators
Animal
Resistance
Deer Resistant
Size

Height:

48 to
84
inches

Spread:

24 to
36
inches
Size
Height: 48 to
84
inches
Spread: 24 to
36
inches
Size
Height: 48 to
84
inches
Spread: 24 to
36
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Use as a focal point in the perennial border, in butterfly gardens and in moist areas. A similar species, hollow Joe pye (Eutrochium fistulosum) has a longer bloom period and may grow taller than this one.
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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