Eupatorium fistulosum, Joe Pye weed, Trumpetweed

Eupatorium fistulosum, Joe Pye weed, Trumpetweed
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  • Item #: PP32
  • Attractive Flowers:
  • Average to moist soil:
  • Beneficial Insects:
  • Butterflies:
  • Erosion Control:
  • FACW- Usually occur in wetlands, but may occur in non-wetlands:
  • Full - Part Sun (6+ hours of sun):
  • Herbaceous Emergent:
  • Herbaceous plant:
  • High Wildlife Value:
  • Hummingbirds:
  • Moist Soil:
  • Native to Coastal Regions:
  • Native To Mountain Regions:
  • Native to Piedmont Regions:
  • Occasionally wet soil (non tidal):
  • Part Sun - Part Shade :
  • Perennial:
  • Pollinator support:
  • Sandy soil, coarse texture:
  • Songbirds:
  • Threatened / Endangered:
  • Wet soil (Tidal):
  • Wildflower:
  • Full Sun:
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Eutrochium fistulosum
Regions: Coastal Plain, Mountain, Piedmont

States: DE, DC, MD, NY, PA, VA, WV

Plant Types: Herbaceous

Height: 1.5 - 10ft;

Flower Color: pink-purple

Fruit: Capsule;

Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Soil Texture: Clay, Loamy

Soil Moisture: Dry, Moist, Wet

Blooms: July - October

Habitat: floodplains, meadows, moist thickets, roadsides

Notes: herbal uses
Height: 4.00 to 7.00 feet
Spread: 2.00 to 4.00 feet
Bloom Time: July to September
Bloom Description: Dusky rose
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium to wet
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Naturalize, Rain Garden
Flower: Showy, Good Cut, Good Dried
Leaf: Good Fall
Attracts: Butterflies
Tolerate: Deer, Wet Soil
Garden locations
Easily grown in average, medium to wet soils in full sun to part shade. Plants prefer moist, fertile, humus-rich soils which do not dry out. Best in full sun. Tall stemmed plants are more likely to need support in part shade locations.
Cut plants to the ground in late winter.

Noteworthy Characteristics
Eutrochium fistulosum, commonly called hollow Joe Pye weed, is a tall native perennial which uncommonly occurs in low moist ground, wet meadows, wet thickets and stream margins .
It is an erect, clump-forming perennial which typically grows 4-7' tall and features coarsely-serrated, lance-shaped, dark green leaves (to 12" long) in whorls of 4-7 (frequently 6) on sturdy green stems which are hollow. 
Tiny, vanilla-scented, dull pinkish-purple flowers in large, terminal, domed, compound inflorescenses (12-18" diameter) bloom in mid-summer to early fall. Flowers are very attractive to butterflies. 
Flowers give way to attractive seed heads which persist well into winter. Hollow Joe Pye weed is similar in appearance to both spotted Joe Pye weed (E. maculatum) and sweet Joe Pye weed (E. purpureum, but is primarily distinguished by its larger leaf whorls and hollow stems which usually lack spotting.

Genus name is derived from the Greek words eu meaning well and troche meaning wheel-like in reference to the whorled leaves.

Specific epithet means hollow.

No serious insect or disease problems. Leaves may scorch if soils are allowed to dry out.

Garden Uses
Many people perceive Joe Pye weed to be nothing more than a roadside weed and have never seriously considered its outstanding ornamental attributes. It is a substantial plant which needs space, but when planted in groups or massed can provide spectacular flowering and architectural height. Border rears, cottage gardens, meadows, native plant gardens, wild/naturalized areas or water margins.

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