Scientific Name: Eutrochium purpureum ( syn. Eupatorium )Form: Oval - vertical
Common Name:Joe Pye weed Texture:Medium - coarse
Family Name:AsteraceaeHabit: Stiffly upright, Spreading
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):1.3 - 2.0m x 0.6 - 1.0m
Origin: Canada - eastern, U.S. - northeast Hardiness Zone:Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Leaves: Simple, Whorled, Soft flexible, Pubescent, Elliptic, Ovate, Serrulate
Flowers: Head (capitulum), (Panicle-like), Violet, Pink, Aug- Sep- Oct
Fruit: Cypsela (achene + calyx), Brown, Sep- Oct
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Alkaline, Well-drained, Rocky or gravelly or dry
Landscape Uses: Attract butterflies, Cut flower or foliage, Fall interest, Group or mass planting, Perennial border, Wildlife food, Woodland margin, Waterside planting
Key ID Features:Stems erect, dark purple; leaves bright green, whorled at nodes; inflorescence is large pinkish panicle; achenes feathery for wind dispersal.