Eutrochium purpureum (Eupatorium purpureum)

Eutrochium purpureum (Eupatorium purpureum)


Sweet Joe-pye-Weed Category:


Key Information:

Soil: Hydric (Wet) – Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Part Sun – Shade
Height: 3-8 feet
Bloom Color: Mauve
Bloom Season: July – August

More Details:

Suggested Uses: Sweet Joe Pye Weed is a large, stately plant that is very similar to Joe-Pye-Weed (Eupatorium maculatum), but is more useful in shaded areas. It is an excellent plant for the shaded rain garden or shoreline. It is well-liked by both birds and butterflies and is deer resistant!

Native Range: Native to the eastern half of the U.S.

Pollinators: An important, high-value nectar source for adult monarch and swallowtail butterflies. It is a host plant to several species of native moths. The flowers are also very attractive to bees (including the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee – Bombus affinis).

Flowers: The large flat-topped 4″-8″ cluster is made up of individual fuzzy flower heads. The flower heads are 1/3″ wide and contain only disk flowers.

Leaves: The whorled thick leaves smell like vanilla when crushed.

Name: The King of Pontus – Mithridates Eupator, used Eupatorium as an antidote for poison.

More information: USDA plant profile

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs

, , ,



, , , ,


, , ,