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Eutrochium maculatum

spotted Joe Pye weed (Eupatoriadelphus maculatus, Eupatorium maculatum)

Joe-Pye weed is a quintessential meadow plant, often reaching eight feet in height, though it is more commonly shorter when planted in gardens. Its full umbellate flowers bloom long and attract a wide variety of pollinators. It is tolerant of all but the driest soils.

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Height: 3-7 ft
Spread: 3-4 ft
Hardiness Zone: 3-9


Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Sun
Part Shade
Soil Moisture
Wet
Average
Ecoregion
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(82) Acadian Plains and Hills
(58) Northeastern Highlands
Ornamental Interest
Summer Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Pollinator Powerhouse Plant
Host Plant
Attracts Songbirds
Attracts Bees
Tolerance
Compaction Tolerant
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
Urban Environment
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance


North American Distribution


spotted Joe Pye weed - Eutrochium maculatum from Native Plant Trust
spotted Joe Pye weed - Eutrochium maculatum from Native Plant Trust
spotted Joe Pye weed - Eutrochium maculatum from Native Plant Trust