Eupatorium purpureum sbsp. maculatum/Joe-Pye Weed

Eupatorium purpureum sbsp. maculatum / Eupatorium purpureum sbsp. maculatum
Close-up of the huge flower heads
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Close-up of the huge flower heads

A natural stand of joe-pye-weed

A great autumn flowering perennial for the Upper South

A floral head can be over 12" in diameter

A mass of autumn flowers

Flowers and foliage

Beautiful flowers on a large specimen at the Highlands, NC Nature Center

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Scientific Name: Eupatorium purpureum sbsp. maculatum
Common Name: Joe-Pye Weed
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This clump-forming perennial has huge, mauve-pink flowers in late summer and early fall followed by brown seed heads. Butterflies find the flowers very, very attractive.