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Eutrochium purpureum

Joe pye weed

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
4-9
5-7'
2-4'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Upright
Flower
Perennial

Purple Joepyeweed, Sweet-scented Joepyeweed, Sweet Joepyeweed

APPEARANCE
Bloom time
Bloom color
July-September
Violet/ pinkish
USE FOR
Seasonal interest
ENVIRONMENT
Terminal clusters
Light
Water
Soil
Soil pH
Clay, Loam
Adaptable
Soil Preference
Moist
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
Moist prairies, wood edges, wooded slopes, creek banks, meadows, roadsides
New Hampshire and Pennsylvania to Georgia to Nebraska to Minnesota
ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE
Clay soil, Wet soil, Drought, Black walnut
BROWSE TOLERANCE
Clay soil, Wet soil, Drought, Black walnut
Tolerance to browse by animals typically happens once plants are established. Young plants may still be quite susceptible.
SUGGESTED MAINTENANCE & COMMON PROBLEMS
Divide every 2-3 years, don't add thick mulch as will cause rot
COMPANION PLANTS
Great blue lobelia,Rough goldenrod,New England aster,Aromatic aster,New York ironweed,Summer phlox,Wild bergamot
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
NOTES
Button bush

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