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wild joe pye weed seeds for sale

Notes: Available as larger potted stock – pick up only.

Distribution: Prairies & Foothills

Latin Genus recently changed from Eupatorium

Found in Nature: Moist or wet grassy meadows and thickets.

Description: This beautiful wildflower has large showy lightly scented blooms, red stems and a great form. It makes a great boarder plant and its pinky purple late summer blooms attract butterflies. This wildflower has great presence in a large landscape, it will grow in wet soils and tolerate some shade but for best results plant in a moist sunny location. Joe Pyeweed has medicinal properties. It is an excellent late season food source for native bees and hummingbirds.

Thanks to Cherry Dodd, Author of “Go Wild” for the photo.

Please Note: Plug orders being shipped have a minimum order requirement of 8 plugs. As the Trees & Shrubs will be coming from Wright Nurseries in central Alberta and the Wildflowers, Grasses & Vines from Wild About Flowers by Okotoks, AB, both categories have a minimum order of 8 plugs for plug orders being shipped.

It should be planted in full sun to part shade, in somewhat moist, average to rich soil. If in areas of hot, dry summers, it should be planted in partial shade. Also, it is recommended to add a layer of mulch around the plant to help it maintain moisture. It enjoys regular, deep watering and it will withstand heat and drought fairly well when the soil is kept moist or some shade is provided. Joe Pye Weed dies down in late fall. It can be cut back or left over winter and cut in spring.When the center of mature specimens die out, they should be divided (during early spring or fall). The whole root ball should be dug up, then cut and discard the dead center and replant the divided clumps.

This is a impressive plant that could be used to add focal interest to many different gardens. Even though it carries “weed” in its name, it is far from being unwanted! It produces beautiful flowers attracting butterflies such as: Monarchs, Swallowtails, Varigated and Gulf Fritillaries, Skippers, Little Glasswings, Red Admirals, Red Spotted Purples, American Ladies and more. Joe Pye Weed (also known as Spotted Joe Pye Weed) is found naturally in thickets, woodlands, marshy areas and pond edges throughout Eastern North America, from Maine to Michigan, south to central Florida and Texas. This variety is hardy in USDA zone 3-9.

Characteristics of Eutrochium Maculatum

This plant is extravagant with its bundles of mauve/pink, showy, lightly fragrant blooms. In general, they are large (3-6″ across), domed of flat-topped clusters of little tubular disks of flowers. Smaller bunches of flowerheads may develop below on different stems. Typical blooming time is from July to September. The florets are replaced by achenes with tiny tufts of bristly hair that assists them to get scattered by the wind. Plants usually grow from 4-7′ tall or even taller if favorable growing conditions are present. They could be trimmed in spring if it’s desired for them to be to be shorter and bushier, but it might be at the expense of lesser, smaller blooms. Their stems are branched, purple-speckled with notched, lance-shaped, medium green leaves (8-10″ long) that are present in swirls of 3-6. The roots systems are fibrous and rhizomatous.

Joe Pye Weed can be divided in early spring or fall.

Eutrochium maculatum is a herbaceous perennial from the Ateraceae family. Formerly, it was known as Eupatorium maculatum and you will often see this name in place of Eutrochium.