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Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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lauriemorningglory
Sep 13, 2021 6:01 PM CST
Baby Joe Bloom

Baby Joe Joepyeweed. Attracts butterflies. It was advertised as growing 2 to 3 ft tall, but for me it grows about 5 feet or more.

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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Sep 13, 2021 6:50 PM CST
Makes a great banner, Laurie. Thumbs up
Joe Pye Weed is a new one for me.

Is that a recent pic? Are the open blooms pink or white?
I like the contrast of dark stems with leaves, too.

This looks like a spectacular plant.....up to 8ft tall!
Like Jupiter's Beard on steroids.
This description sold me on it.
https://www.gardenia.net/plant...
It says hardy for zone 3, but will try it anyway.

Ordered this pack of 50 seeds, mixed colors....white, pink, blue at Amazon.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004YRF64A/

BTW, while looking for it on Amazon, also came across this novel (to me) method of
planting seeds.......clay/compost seed balls/"bombs".
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H138SAI/
May be just what I need for some salvias & others that are difficult to germinate, but
will use it to plant the Joe Pye Weed. Thumbs up




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Gardener2493
Sep 14, 2021 11:40 AM CST
This is really nice!
Name: Elizabeth
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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arctangent
Sep 14, 2021 3:21 PM CST
Is this a case of you simply having too green a thumb, or of the supplier over-hyping a product (not unheard of)? Look on the bright side. You don't have to bend down to take a close-up of the blooms, or of the bees and butterflies on the blooms. Seeing a 2-3 foot tall Joe Pye Weed would be surreal, after decades of seeing and loving the exuberantly tall kind.
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Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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lauriemorningglory
Sep 15, 2021 11:51 PM CST
I had planted it originally in my small rain garden. But with it reaching 5+ feet, it was out of place in that tiny area. Moved it a few years later to a bigger space. I can prune the new stems in spring and get a shorter plant, but I don't always remember or have time to do that.

Perhaps if it never got watered, the plant might be shorter. It gets plenty of rainwater runoff!

This is actually a picture of the buds, not opened blooms. It does not have a showy flower (small and sort of a mauve color), but butterflies and other pollinators like it. Smiling

Thank you, Cal, Gardener, and Elizabeth for your comments. And to all who gave a thumbs-up. And an acorn, too!--thanks, Cal!
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Sep 16, 2021 8:52 AM CST
Hoping for "decades of seeing and loving the exuberantly tall kind." Crossing Fingers! Smiling Crossing Fingers!
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