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Joe Pye Weed

Eupatorium purpureum

 

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.

100 seeds 

 

 

PLANTING

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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    FL
    05/19/2019
    Frances L.
    United States
    I recommend this product

    Growing nicely!!

    It's in great shape but hasn't bloomed yet