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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    This tall plant is crowned with purple-pink flowers in the late summer. It is an American native and tolerates a wide variety of environmental conditions. Its height and bloom time can be controlled by by pruning it back by half when it reaches about two to three feet.

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    Latin Name

    Eutrochium maculatum


    Family

    Asteraceae


    Also Known As

    Spotted Joe Pye Weed Purple Boneset


    Type of Plant

    Perennials

    Bloom Season

    July - August


    Seasons

    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 6'
    Max Spread: 2'

    Uses

  • Naturalize
  • Rain Garden

  • Tollerances

  • Clay Soil
  • Wet Soil
  • Drought
  • Deer

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Butterflies

    Colors


    Native Range

    Eastern United States


    History

    Joe Pye weed was introduced to Europe by 1640, and was listed in the plant collector, John Bartram's, catalog by 1793.


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    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

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