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Eutrochium fistulosum (Joe-Pye Weed)

Joe-Pye Weed, Trumpetweed, Queen Of The Meadow, Hollow Joe-Pye Weed, Eupatoriadelphus fistulosus, Eupatorium fistulosum


Towering over the garden, Eutrochium fistulosum (Joe-Pye Weed) is an upright, clump-forming perennial boasting huge domed clusters of small, vanilla-scented, pinkish-lavender flowers in mid-summer to early fall. Borne atop erect, strong stems which are hollow, the long-lasting blossoms are attractive to birds, butterflies and pollinators in search of nectar. They give way to attractive, soft buff colored seed heads which persist well into winter. Narrow, lance-shaped leaves, up to 10 in. long (25 cm), are whorled along the erect stem. Native to eastern North America, Eutrochium fistulosum 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 or allow it to naturalize in a woodland garden.

  • Grows up to 4-7 ft. tall (120-210 cm) and 2-4 ft. wide (60-120 cm). Tall stems may need support.
  • Performs best in full sun in fertile, moist, well-drained to seasonally wet soils. Appreciates some afternoon shade in southern locations.
  • Very useful and adaptable in the garden, this is an excellent choice for mixed borders, cottage gardens, prairies and meadows, wild gardens and naturalized areas.
  • No serious insect or disease problems. Deer resistant.
  • Cut plants to the ground in late winter.
  • Propagate by seeds in the fall (slow germination). Propagation is also possible by softwood cuttings taken in late spring or by division. Divide the plants in fall as they go dormant, or in the spring just as shoots first appear.
  • Native to North America.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Eupatorium - Joe-Pye Weeds
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 4' – 7' (120cm – 210cm)
Spread 2' – 4' (60cm – 120cm)
Spacing 48" (120cm)
Water Needs Average, High
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Poorly Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Northeast, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Southeast, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Southwest, Oklahoma, Texas
Tolerance Deer, Wet Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ponds and Streams
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Eupatorium - Joe-Pye Weeds
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 4' – 7' (120cm – 210cm)
Spread 2' – 4' (60cm – 120cm)
Spacing 48" (120cm)
Water Needs Average, High
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Poorly Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Northeast, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Southeast, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Southwest, Oklahoma, Texas
Tolerance Deer, Wet Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ponds and Streams
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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