Tall and shrubby, quick growing perennial requiring little maintenance. Rose-coloured flowers bloom on tall, strong stems and last for several weeks in summer. Blooms attract dozens of butterfly species. Grows best in moist organic soil but can adapt to dryer soil conditions. Avoid overhead watering to prevent powdery mildew. Deer resistant.
Ontario Hardiness Zone: 3 to 7 (Find out your Hardiness Zone here)
How to tell the two Joe Pye species apart?
Spotted Joe Pye (Eupatorium maculatum) has dark purple spotted stems all the way up.
Sweet Joe Pye (Eupatorium purpureum) has stems that are purple only at the leaf nodes.