Joe Pye Weed

Joe Pye Weed

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  • Butterflies can't get enough of these sweet-smelling lilac florets
  • Uniquely versitile plant
  • Attracts bees and butterflies
  • Prefers full sun to partial shade
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Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Season Fall
Color Pink
Growth Habit Upright
Plant Height 48 to 84 inches
Bloom Season Summer through Fall

Plant Characteristics Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Pollinators, Fragrant
Use Cut Flower Garden
Growing Conditions Outdoor, Shade Tolerant, Wet Area Tolerant
Plant Resistance Deer, Rabbit

About Joe Pye Weed

Eutrochium purpureum

Seed Type Open Pollinated Seed
Also known as Purple Joepyeweed, Sweet-Scented Joepyeweed, Sweet, Joepyeweed, Gravel Root, Gravel Grass, Gravel Weed, Hardy Ageratum, Indian Gravel Root, Indian Sage, Indian Sanicle, Kidney Root Wort, Marsh Milkweed, Motherwort, Pride Of The Meadow, Purple Boneset, Purple Hemp Agrimony, Queen Of The Meadow, Queen Of The Prairie, Quill Wort, Sisters Of Healing, Skunkweed, Trumpet Weed, Eupatorium Purpureum

Searching for a native wildflower to incorporate into your pollinator garden? Look no further than the sweet-smelling Joe Pye Weed, as the humble plant is a favorite among butterflies and other pollinators. Thick-stemmed with long, serrated foliage, Joe Pye Weed could easily be mistaken for milkweed with its tall clusters of dainty pink and purple flowers. A bushy plant that can grow up to seven feet tall, Joe Pye Weed blooms in midsummer and can be differentiated from milkweed by its vanilla fragrance.

Planting Information

Planting Joe Pye Weed

Planting Season Fall
Seed Prep Requires Light
Sowing Method Direct Sow
Light Requirement Full Shade, Partial Shade
Planting Depth 1/8 inch
Plant Spacing 36 to 48 inches
Plant Height 48 to 84 inches
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
View our Joe Pye Weed Planting Guide to learn more.


Amount Avg Seed Count Recommended Coverage
Packet 50 Up to 80 Sq. Ft