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Eutrochium maculatum

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.


Source: grown from seed from garden plants with a long history in Plymouth county, MA. Original provenance unknown.

Eutrochium maculatum (Spotted Joe-pye weed)

  • details


    More details coming in May


    herbaceous perennial

    sun needs:

    full sun, part sun/part shade

    water needs:

    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



Opening in May

Specific dates and

times coming soon.


Norwell, Massachusetts

Specific address announcement coming soon.


News, helpful tips, and updates on plant availability.

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