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Eutrochium purpureum

purple Joe-Pye weed

Purple Joe-Pye weed is seldom found so-named in the horticultural trade, as this variable species hybridizes readily with other Joe-Pyes. E. purpureum tolerates dryer conditions than others in the genus, making it a great option for rain gardens.

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Height: 3-8 ft
Spread: 3-4 ft
Hardiness Zone: 3-9


Characteristics & Attributes

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


North American Distribution