Attract bees, butterflies, and birds to your backyard with Spotted Joe Pye Weed (Eutrochium maculatum). Large, loose tuft of lavender flowers crown a long stem with attractive whorls of leaves. Spotted Joe Pye Weed isn’t a weed at all. It’s an important source of food for native pollinators. If you have a wet, low-lying area, consider planting this beautiful wildflower. A stately US native wildflower for pollinator and habitat gardens.
Various legends surround the curious name of this plant, which generally center on an individual named Joe Pye (his ethnicity varies upon the telling), who used the plant to treat Typhus.
Plant outdoors Fall. Seeds will germinate when conditions are optimal. In good conditions, flowers appear the second year.
• A perennial
• Native to Northern and Southwestern US
• full sun and rich, moist
• Moderate Water Requirement
• Sow Fall, 12-24 inches apart
• Zone 3-9
Spotted Joe Pye Weed is native to the following states:
Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.