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)
SIZE: 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