JOE PYE WEED SEEDS
Joe-Pye Weeds are easy to grow, first year flowering perennials which produce spectacular flowers in summer and early fall. Flowers attract swarms of butterflies and are long-lasting when cut.
JOE-PYE WEED SEEDS
Eupatorium fistulosum Atropurpureum 'Glow'
North East U.S. native, grows 5-7 feet tall, 3-4 feet wide. Enormous 18 inch heads of wine-red, fragrant flowers in summer and early fall. Loved by butterflies, excellent for fresh cut or dried flower arrangements. Leaves arranged in whorls along purplish stems, release vanilla fragrance when crushed. Joe-Pye Weed is a magnificent plant, likely to be the highlight of your garden for years to come. Winter hardy to zone 3.
Eupatorium fistulosum f. albidum
Majestic, upright, 6-7 foot tall plants produce countless, long-lasting clouds of ivory-white blooms from June to September. They are excellent cut flowers. 'Ivory Towers' Joe-Pye Weed grows about 3-3.5 feet tall the first season; the second season it reaches its full, impressive, towering height. Winter hardy to zone 4. Grows nicely with Plume Grass.
How to Plant JOE-PYE WEED Seeds
Sow in 2 inch pots or cell packs,
press into soil and barely
cover. Needs light to germinate. Kept at 70° F.,
germination is usually within
4 weeks. If not, put container
inside a zip-lock bag and
place in the refrigerator for 4
weeks. Remove and return
to 70° F. until
germination occurs. See Starting Your Seeds for more information.
Comments: Full or part sun, light shade in hottest climates. Rich soil, ample water. Flowers are nectar rich; among the best blooms for attracting butterflies. Hummingbirds also love them. Flowers are excellent cut for fresh or dried arrangements. Plants are rabbit and deer resistant.