Eupatorium maculatum

Joe Pye Weed

A common plant of shorelines and wetlands, Joe Pye Weed blooms in August with showy, flat-topped pink-purple blooms that are an excellent nectar source for butterflies. Grows 4-5’ tall in rich soil and full sun. Legend tell of a man (Joe Pye) who used this plant to cure fevers during a typhus outbreak in New England in the early 19th century.

Height: 4-5 feet

Sun Requirements: Prefers full sun but can tolerate part shade

Water Requirements: Prefers damp humus rich soils

Flowers: Purple/pink flowers in July to September

Attracts: Bees, butterflies, birds

Special Tolerances: Erosion control species