Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium maculatum)

Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium maculatum)

A meadow giant at over 5 feet tall, Joe Pye Weed has loads of flowers that attract pollinators and butterflies. Excellent choice for large rain gardens and garden backdrops.


Sun:    Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture:    Wet
Height:    5 feet
Blooms:    July, Aug, Sept
Color:    Pink
Spacing:    3-4′
Zones:    3-8
Benefits:    Butterflies, Pollinators

Design Tips

Joe Pye Weed is so tall that it can function as a hedge when planted in a line or group. Otherwise, it’s best when scattered in a large garden.

Companion Plants

Culver’s Root
Big Bluestem
Fox Sedge