Eutrochium purpureum
(sweet joe pye weed)
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Category: Herbaceous Plants

Photo Credits: George Bruso, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Additional Species:

‘Little Red’ more compact, 36 to 48 inches tall, better for small gardens

Height: 48 – 72 inches


Spread:  48 inches


Location: Bottom, Sides


Native Status: NE


Comments & Cautions:
very attractive to butterflies; needs lots of space; good for back or center of larger gardens; can be cut back by one-third to reduce height and encourage branching


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

This plant prefers that the level of moisture in your soil be: Moist or Average

This plant prefers Loam or Clay soil.

The plant DOES NOT have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
Feb
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Dec

Plant Form

erect, mound-forming

Foliage

serrated whorled dark green leaves; bold texture

Flowers

tiny pinkish-purple flowers; vanilla-scented; in large compound inflorescences; July-September

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