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Sweet-Scented Joe-Pie Weed


Plants / Eupatorium fistulosum or purpureum
Length 5-9'
Conservation Status
Not Evaluated

Branched clusters of tiny lilac pink flowers gather in a large, rounded head at the top of a 5-9’ stem from July to September. This plant attracts a plethora of pollinators when in bloom. Once it’s established, it tolerates regular garden conditions well. E. maculatum is a more common species in garden centers, along with E. purpureum which also features a shorter height (3-6’ tall). Cutting this plant back in early summer will help to control the height, or let it go wild!

Statewide, lightly in West TN
Low, damp thickets in reliably moist soil in full sun.
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