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Eutrochium fistulosum (joe-pye weed)


Hollow Joe-Pye weed, can get up to 4-7′ and makes a wonderful winter habitat for native bees and other insects because of it’s hollow stems. Tiny, vanilla-scented, dusty pink flowers in large, compound inflorescence bloom from summer to fall. It ‘s hollow stems usually lack spotting, and it has larger leaf whorls than it’s brothers. I’ve always thought of Joe-Pye weed as an overdog. It gets overlooked because of its height and grandeur! I personally can’t get enough of it. I have always used Eutrochium in my landscape, garden and meadow designs. It is long blooming but also is in full bloom in August when not much else is. It makes for an amazing herbaceous hedge, or for height in the back of the garden, it’s blooms last a long time, and for the most part it is deer resistance. If the height really bothers you, give it an early season hard prune for a bushier, shorter plant. This perennial is a pollinator powerhouse attracting many(so many) butterflies, moths, bees and even hosts several insects. It has beautiful winter interest and creates quite the backdrop to an unpruned garden during our grey winters. Through oral accounts Joe-Pye weed has been linked to a man from the 18th and 19th centuries named Joseph Shauquethqueat. He was a Mohican sachem (tribal leader), or in other accounts a medicine man, but perhaps he was both. The story goes, he was able to treat and stop the spread of typhoid fever somewhere in Massachusetts.

Eutrochium fistulosum (joe-pye weed)

  • 5′-8′ Height
  • Full Sun, Part Sun
  • Wet to Average Soil
  • Aug, Sept
  • Host Plant
  • Pollinator Magnet
  • Deer/Rabbit Resistant
  • Compaction Tolerant
  • Rain Garden
  • Coastal Plantings
  • Meadows
  • Hellstrip
  • Low Maintenance

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