Eupatorium purpureum, Sweet Joe Pye Weed

Eupatorium purpureum, Sweet Joe Pye Weed
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  • Item #: PP82
  • 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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Price $4.00
5 or more $3.50 each
20 or more $2.00 each
50 or more $1.00 each
100 or more $0.90 each
Eutrochium purpureum
Size Class: 3-6 ft. 
Bloom Information
Bloom Color: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep

Native Habitat: Moist prairies; wood edges; wooded slopes
Growing Conditions
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Moist soils
Conditions Comments: Not Available
Use Wildlife: An important source of honey, attracting pollinators by the score.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Fragrant Flowers: yes
Attracts: Birds
Value to Beneficial Insects
Special Value to Native Bees

This perennial plant is 3-7' tall and usually unbranched. The central stem is light green and glabrous, except where the whorls of leaves of occur, where it is slightly swollen and purple. There are 3-4 leaves in each whorl along the stem. The leaves are about 6" long and 3½" across, or sometimes larger; they are broadly lanceolate or ovate and crenate-serrated along the margins. Each leaf is dull green and hairless on the upper surface; the lower surface is pale green and hairless to finely pubescent. 
The foliage may be vanilla-scented, although this varies with the local ecotype.
Cultivation: The preference is light shade to partial sun, moist to mesic conditions, and a rich loamy soil. The leaves will turn an unattractive yellowish green in the presence of strong sunlight.

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