Plant Library

Joe Pye Weed maculatum

Common Name: Joe-Pye Weed

Botanical Name: Eutrochium

Variety: maculatum

Blossom Color: Pink

Bloom Time: Jul-Sep

Zone: 3 to 8

Exposure: Sun or Part Shade

Mature Height: 4-6'

Mature Width: 3-4'

Notes: Up to 6' in the best sun/soil conditions, Joe-Pye Weed has strong stems that rarely need staking. The stems are dusty rose-colored and nearly match the beautiful flowers. Blooms for many weeks in July and August and will be smothered in dozens of species of butterflies and other pollinators. It does best in full to almost-full sun with rich, moist soils. It will grow to be a very large plant so situate it carefully.