Many joe pye weeds are topped during the late summer with heads of smoky pink or mauve flowers, while others have white flowers. Butterflies flutter to eupatorium, but deer don't find them appealing.
More Information About Eupatorium
(aka Eutrochium) Despite the unappealing common name, Joe Pye Weed, eupatorium are amazing plants that are native from the US to Mexico, and around the world to Asia. Most eupatorium we have trialed have proven to be amazingly adaptable to our climate. Many of the native Joe Pye Weed species (most notably Eupatorium purpureum and Eupatorium maculatum) thrive best in moist sites like bog gardens. Our native eupatorium species are prized in European gardens, but sadly used less often here in the US. How about helping us reverse this disturbing trend. Adopt a native, joe pye weed today.
Joe Pye Weed grows in sunny, boggy areas in the wild. In the garden, eupatorium should be placed in moist soils such as near a body of water or next to a leaky hose spigot. Depending on the species or variety, eupatorium can range in height from 2' to 10' tall. The most popular species is Eupatorium purpureum, which yields most of the commercial cultivars. Eupatorium maculatum is similar except that the stems are spotted.
Many joe pye weeds are topped during the late summer with heads of smoky pink or mauve flowers, while others have white flowers. Butterflies flock to...make that flutter to eupatorium, but deer don't find them appealing.
Eupatorium Companion Plants
Try pairing joe pye weed with other marginal aquatic plants like swamp sunflower (helianthus), canna lily, and white spider lily (hymenocallis). When you're ready to buy eupatorium for your perennial garden, check out our list of Joe Pye weed for sale. We have a motto here that we like... Give Joe Pye a try!