Eutrochium purpureum

Common name: Sweet Joe Pye Weed

Native plant

A large, upright perennial great for partly shaded, wetter areas.  The large panicles of flowers are a favorite of many pollinators, including bumblebees and several types of moths.  Although more flexible in growing conditions than Eutrochium maculatum, leaves will scorch if soil is dry for long periods, and leaves will turn yellow in full sun.  This is one of the few choices for tall, blooming plants that will grow in wooded areas. 


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Pricing information for
Per unit for pint growing method $4
Flats $45

Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic, Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Bloom period


General information

Mature height
3 Feet
Mature width
3 Feet
Max height
7 Feet
Max width
5 Feet
Growth rate
Flower color

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Pollinator hot spot

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