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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.

    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

    Uses

  • Naturalize
  • Rain Garden

  • Tollerances

  • Clay Soil
  • Wet Soil
  • Drought
  • Deer

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Butterflies

    Colors


    History

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


    Other Details

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