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Eutrochium dubium 'Baby Joe' (Coastal Plain Joe Pye Weed)

Coastal Plain Joe Pye Weed 'Baby Joe', Eastern Joe-Pye Weed 'Baby Joe', Joepye Thoroughwort 'Baby Joe', Eupatoriadelphus dubius 'Baby Joe', Eupatorium dubium 'Baby Joe'


More compact than the species, Eutrochium dubium 'Baby Joe' (Coastal Plain Joe Pye Weed) is an upright perennial with purple-spotted, unbranched stems boasting large dome-shaped clusters of small, pale lavender flowers in mid summer to early fall. Borne atop erect, strong stems which are hollow, the long-lasting blossoms are attractive to butterflies and pollinators in search of nectar. They give way to attractive, soft buff colored seedheads, which persist well into winter. Ovate, coarsely-toothed, deep green leaves, up to 6 in. long (15 cm), are arranged in whorls along the erect stems. Native primarily to sandy swamps, riverbanks and moist thickets in Eastern North America, Eutrochium dubium species is quite adaptable. It grows easily in a wide range of soils from moist, fertile, and humusy to sandy or gravelly and in full sun to part shade. Eutrochium dubium 'Baby Joe' provides a wonderful garden presence and late season flowers at a time when choices may be limited. Use it in the informal setting of a cottage garden, in mixed borders or containers. Perfect for smaller gardens.

  • Grows up to 3-4 ft. tall (90-120 cm) and 1-3 ft. wide (30-90 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun to part shade in fertile, humus-rich, moist soils. Tolerates wet soils, clay soils and . Soils must not be allowed to dry out. More drought tolerant than the species.
  • Very useful and adaptable in the garden, this is an excellent choice for mixed borders, cottage gardens, rain gardens, along ponds and streams or containers.
  • No serious insect or disease problems. Deer resistant.
  • Cut plants to the ground in late winter.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Eupatorium - Joe-Pye Weeds
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 1' – 3' (30cm – 90cm)
Spacing 24" – 36" (60cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Average, High
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Moisture Retentive
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Wet Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Ponds and Streams, Rain Gardens, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Eupatorium - Joe-Pye Weeds
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 1' – 3' (30cm – 90cm)
Spacing 24" – 36" (60cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Average, High
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Moisture Retentive
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Wet Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Ponds and Streams, Rain Gardens, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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