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A dramatic background plant, Joe Pye Weed grows to a height of five feet. In the late summer it produces 5-6" clusters of wine-red blooms. Likes moist soil so it makes a great backdrop to a garden pond and is useful for filling in those low areas.
Perennial zone 4-8
Germination: 30-90 days, irregularly over this time
Seed Planting Depth: Sow on surface and lightly cover
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost. Provide 55-60 degree soil temperature. Transplant into garden after the last frost. Water seedlings regularly until established.
Outside Sowing: Autumn
Growth Habit: Upright and columnar
Height and Width: 4-6 feet x 3-4 feet
Spacing: 3-4 feet apart
Light Needs: Full sun to part sun
Soil Needs: Average to rich, clay, likes wet, moist space but will grow without that.
Approximate days to flower from seed: If sown early it blooms the first season. Mid to late summer every year after.
Uses: Native landscaping, backdrop in flower beds, wildflower and cottage gardens, attracts butterflies and beneficials
Care: Easy, Mulch plants if grown in a dry type of soil. Cut back in the fall.
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It's in great shape but hasn't bloomed yet