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Eupatorium purpureum (Sweet Joe Pye Weed)

Eupatorium purpureum (Sweet Joe Pye Weed)
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A butterfly favorite, it is easy to grow and its vanilla-scented flowers are irresistible for Monarchs, Swallowtails and many other butterflies. Not many Woodland flowering plants can reach heights of 7'.  If you love Joe Pye Weed but have too much shade, Sweet Joe Pye Weed is the plant for you.

Eupatorium purpureum matures to be 4 to 7 feet in height and blooms from July to September.  It has pale pink to pale purple flowers in large clusters and large leaves in whorls around the stem.  Plant Sweet Joe Pye Weed in moist, well-drained, rich garden soil in partial to full shade with Tall Bellflower and Wild Golden Glow for a stunning tall savanna or woodland garden.

In the past Native Americans used this plant to cure fevers.  Sweet Joe Pye Weed is deer-resistant and makes a wonderful cut flower. It is also commonly called Sweetscented Joe Pye Weed.

Seeds / Packet: 400
Seeds / Ounce: 42,000
Dormant bare root plants ship each year during optimal transplanting season: Fall (October) or Spring (April/May).

Potted plants come in a tray of 38 plants and ship mid-May through late-June. Click here if you prefer to mix/match up to 6 species in a tray.

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Catalog Number EUP08F
Germination Code C(30), G
Seeds / Packet 400
Seeds / Ounce 42,000
Wetland Code FAC
USDA Zones 3-8
Plant Spacing 3-4'
Sun Exposure Part Shade  Shade 
Soil Moisture Wet-Mesic  Mesic (Medium)  Dry-Mesic 
Height 7 feet 
Bloom Color Pink 
Bloom Time July  Aug  Sept 
Plant Type Wildflowers (Forbs) 
Availability Seeds  Roots  Pots 
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1/8 oz. $3.75
1/4 oz. $6.00
1/2 oz. $9.75
1 oz. $15.00
1 lb. $225.00
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Eupatorium purpureum (Sweet Joe Pye Weed)
*This map shows the current natural distribution of this species. Given appropriate habitat and climate, native plants can be grown outside their range.
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Present in state Present in county, native to state Present in county, not native to state  
Not present in state Present historically, now extirpated    
Campanula americana (Tall Bellflower) Rudbeckia laciniata (Wild Golden Glow) Eupatorium maculatum (Joe Pye Weed)
 
Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower) Eupatorium fistulosum (Hollow Joe Pye Weed)
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