General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet 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)
Plant Height: 36 - 100 inches
Plant Spread: 24 - 48 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Uses: Water gardens
Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Flood Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: 3 months at 40 degrees
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Tip
Pollinators: Wasps
Moths and Butterflies
Various insects
Containers: Not suitable for containers

Common names
  • Hollow Joe-Pye Weed
  • Queen-of-the-Meadow
  • Trumpet Weed
  • Hollow Joepyeweed
  • Joe-Pye Weed
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Eutrochium fistulosum
  • Synonym: Eupatoriadelphus fistulosus
  • Synonym: Eupatorium fistulosum

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  • Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Feb 16, 2013 10:29 AM concerning plant:
    Trumpetweed is a perennial native wildflower here in parts of Florida, a statuesque and impressive wildflower during its blooming season of summer and fall. Growing to 10 feet in height, Trumpetweed is found along roadsides and forest edges, as well as moist woodlands and wet meadows and marshes. it has an upright, hollow, reddish-purple stem with lance-shaped dark green leaves. Very large (up to 18" wide) flower clusters hold hundreds of mauve-pink fuzzy flowers, which are highly attractive to bees and butterflies.
  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Mar 2, 2018 5:20 PM concerning plant:
    This Hollow Joe-Pye-Weed is one of the common species that are very similar to each other, including the Sweet and the Spotted Joe-Pyes. This species has 4 to 7 leaflets whorled around the stem at each junction (node), though usually 6. The stems are hollow in cross section and are usually tinged with purple. It grows about 4 to 7 feet high. It grows in wet meadows and along water courses in nature from Maine to Iowa then southward from there into the deep South US. It is sold by some native plant nurseries.
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