Sweet Joe-Pye Weed
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.
In the past, Native Americans used this plant to cure fevers. Today, Eutrochium purpureum 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. Sweet Joe Pye Weed is deer-resistant and makes a wonderful cut flower.