Spotted Joe-pye weed is a plant meant to draw your eye as much as it draws pollinators. This structural powerhouse has been documented to grow up to 10 feet tall in optimal conditions, but it usually tops out around 6 feet.
The purple-spotted stems support a multiple flat clusters of many small pink-purple flowers. The butterflies absolutely flock to this plant in bloom, so be sure to place this in a visible location in your garden.
Joe-pye has a very pleasant vanilla-like scent and has been suggested that steeping the dried flowers make for a lovely, fragrant tea.
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Eutrochium maculatum (Spotted Joe-pye weed)
full sun, part sun/part shade
Moist to average soil
height: 5' plant spacing: 2' distance bloom time:
July, August, September
bloom color: pink special notes:
deer resistant (please note that does not mean deer proof)
salt tolerant. Some salt exposure should not be fatal to the plant but some leaf burning may still occur.
good plant companions
great blue lobelia, bee balm, sweet goldenrod