Eupatorium maculatum
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Hardiness Zone: 4-8 Height: 1.8-3.0 metres; 6-10 feet Spread: 1.0-1.5 metres; 3 -5 feet Sun: Full sun to part shade Water: Medium to wet Wildlife: Attracts butterflies Bloom Colour: Dusty-rose Tolerates: wet soils Culture: Joe Pye Weed is easily grown in full sun and rich, moist to wet soils. Although Joe Pye Weed grows to be very tall, strong stems support the flowers so the plant rarely needs to be staked. This species will spread naturally and so should be planted with caution in small landscape situations. Noteworthy Characteristics: Joe Pye Weed is an attractive tall plant with colourful stems that are almost the same shade as its dusty rose-coloured flowers, which bloom for many weeks in July and August, becoming absolute magnets for dozens of species of butterflies. Garden Uses: Beds and borders; naturalizing