Sweet Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium purpureum)

Sweet Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium purpureum)

Most woodland flowers are short spring bloomers, but Sweet Joe Pye Weed bucks the trend by being tall and blooming in late summer. Perfect for filling space in large shade gardens with medium soil moisture.


Sun:    Shade, Part Shade
Moisture:    Medium
Height:    7 feet
Blooms:    July, Aug, Sept
Color:    Pink
Spacing:    3-4′
Zones:    3-8
Benefits:    Butterflies, Pollinators, Deer Resistant

Design Tips

Sweet Joe Pye Weed is tall, so keep it towards the middle or back of a garden.

Companion Plants

Culver’s Root
Zig Zag Goldenrod
Short’s Aster
Bottlebrush Grass