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Eutrochium purpureum

Sweet Joe Pye or Purple Joe Pye is a wonderfully ornamental perennial with massive domed clusters of vanilla-scented flowers atop strong purple stems.


As with the other Eutrochium species this is a favorite plant for a variety of pollinators and will serve as gorgeous backdrop for other perennials.


Sweet Joe Pye works in part sun to shade and moist to average soils, not drought tolerant.


Source: grown from seed originally from Helia Native Nursery, western MA. Original provenance unknown.

Eutrochium purpureum (Sweet Joe Pye weed)

  • details


    1/2 quart pot

    type: herbaceous perennial
    sun needs: part sun/part shade, shade
    water needs: Moist to average soil
    height: 6'
    plant spacing: 2' distance
    bloom time: July, August, September
    bloom color: pink
    special notes: salt tolerant. Some salt exposure should not be fatal to the plant but some leaf burning may still occur.
      deer resistant (please note that does not mean deer proof)
  • good plant companions

    New England aster, great blue lobelia, bee balm