Sweet Joe Pye Weed

Sweet Joe-Pye Weed

Eupatorium Purpureum

A butterfly favorite, it is easy to grow and its vanilla-scented flowers are irresistible for Monarchs, Swallowtails and many other butterflies. Not many Woodland flowering plants can reach heights of 7′. If you love Joe Pye Weed but have too much shade, Sweet Joe Pye Weed is the plant for you.

More recently, going by the scientific name Eutrochium purpureum, Sweet Joe Pye Weed matures at 4 to 7 feet in height and blooms from July to September. It has pale pink to pale purple flowers in large clusters and large leaves in whorls around the stem. Plant it in moist to well-drained garden soil in partial to full shade with Tall Bellflower and Wild Golden Glow for a stunning tall savanna or woodland garden. In the past Native Americans used this plant to cure fevers. Sweet Joe Pye Weed is deer-resistant and makes a wonderful cut flower.

General Information:

Mature Height:  5-7 Feet
Mature Width:  3 Feet

Flower Color:  Pink-Purple
Fall Color:  N/A


Soil Type:

Dry Mesic, Moist, Mesic


Full Shade, Partial Shade 

Bloom Period:




Pair With:

Bottlebrush Grass

Savanna Blazing Star

Elm-leaved Goldenrod