Joe Pye Weed - Eupatorium purpureum
| Introduction |
Joe Pye Weed.
Joe Pye Weed is native to most of the US and is named after a Native American, named Joe Pye. Can grow to a height of 6 feet. Blooms from July to September. Prefers full sun. Great nectar source for butterflies.
Where to buy Joe Pye Weed
I highly recommend Nature Hills Nursery if you can't find it locally. Their perennials cost a bit more but they
are grown in 4'' x 6'' air-pruned pots that results in healthier plants with a highly
developed root mass! The price is reduced however, if you buy more plants.
Nature Hills also has a
free plant and seed catalog that will be coming out in December that they will mail out to you.
The Aster Family
Joe Pye Weed is a member of the Aster Family. These are herbs, shrubs, vines or sometimes even trees.
There are 20,000 different species in the Aster family, made up from 1100 genera. Well known members
of this family include
safflower and many kinds of lettuce.
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