5 to 7'
July, August, September
Moist, fertile, humusy.
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Part shade, Part Sun, Full sun
Keystone Value: The genus Eupatorium (Joe Pye) supports over 40 species of butterfly and moth caterpillars, providing food for a variety of birds and mammals.
Sweet Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium purpureum) is a tall, showy plant that is found in wooded slopes, and wet meadows. It typically grows from 3 to 7 feet tall with coarsely-serrated, dark green foliage. The showy, mauve pink, sweet-scented flowers attract butterflies and pollinators of all sorts. It is the host plant for many interesting butterflies and moths, including the delightful Ruby Tiger Moth (pictured above). Sweet Joe Pye can be used in a rain garden or to naturalize, and should be placed at the rear of a garden because of its height.
We ship from two locations:
Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.
Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.
Not all plants are offered at both locations. You can find more information on our products and packaging on the Shipping Information page.
We are now shipping for Fall 2023!