Eupatorium purpureum

Common names: Joe Pye Weed

Natural Range: E. North America


Eupatorium fistulosum . . JOE-PYE WEED 6 to 8 ft. . . Sun to mod.shade . . Avg. soil . . Native . . Strong straight stems with whorled leaves. Huge pink to purple flower heads in August. Best in full sun with moist soil. . . Joe-Pye is an outstanding garden plant. Its neat and symmetrical form contrasts well with bushy, rounded plants. Just be sure to place it behind everything else. It does get tall. . . There is some confusion as to what the herbal uses were. The name "Joe-Pye" has been applied to many of the Eupatorium. species. . . #1067 . . Zones 4 to 9 . . Quart pot . .





Although their earth-toned, patterned wings help them blend into their surroundings, this Silver-spotted Skipper, Epargyreus clarus, unintentionally displays itself against the pale pink blossoms of a Joe-Pye Weed, Eupatorium maculatum.




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