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Botanical names:
Eutrochium purpureum Accepted
Eupatorium purpureum Synonym
Eupatoriadelphus purpureus Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 3 to 8 feet (.9-2.4m)
Plant Spread: 2 to 4 feet (.6-1.2m)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Stratify seeds: 3 months at 40 degrees
Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Tip
Pollinators: Wasps
Moths and Butterflies
Various insects
Containers: Not suitable for containers

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Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Nov 10, 2012 3:28 PM

Give this plant plenty of room, I think it is best in a largish clump. It makes a good summer screen, and the leaves turn yellow in the fall. I leave mine standing all winter for the birds to snack on.

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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Mar 2, 2018 4:39 PM

This Sweet Joe-Pye-Weed or Joe-Pye is one of the more common, wide-spread species that are so similar, along with the Spotted and Hollow Joe-Pyes. It grows about 4 to 7 feet high. It bears 3 to 4 leaves whorled around the stem, and the stems are solid inside and usually are green except for a swollen, purplish area where the leaves whorl around the stems (the nodes). The purplish-pink flowers often are vanilla-scented along with crushed leaves, but not always. This species in nature grows in partial shade the most, and in drier soil than most of the other species. Its native range is from Minnesota to southern New Hampshire and then southward deep into the South into Zone 8. Like other Joe-Pye, its flowers are very attractive to many kinds of butterflies, moths, and bees. Its foliage is attractive to a number of beneficial insects whose larva feed from it, which is a good trait that helps ecology. It is sold by a good number of native plant nurseries. It makes a good, upright garden perennial that is easy, reliable, and low maintenance. Its root system is shallow and fibrous and if needed it can be divided and reset or propagated that way.

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Plant Events from our members
MrsBinWY On March 11, 2017 Seeds sown
sprinkled lots of seeds & chaff in milk jug, 30 days in fridge, seeds from lovesblooms
antsinmypants On December 27, 2020 Seeds sown
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dnrevel On June 20, 2021 Transplanted
Pricked two out to grow on in pots. Planting the rest in front gardens.
dnrevel On April 19, 2021 Seeds germinated
Germination approx date. Did well winter sown.
dnrevel On March 2, 2021 Seeds sown
Winter sown, seeds from Urban Farmer
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