Eutrochium maculatum - Spotted Joe Pye Weed
This herbaceous perennial is easily grown in medium to wet soils in full sun and prefers moist, humus soils that do not dry out. They are sometimes called Spotted Joe Pye Weed which refers to the stems, not the leaves, which are sometimes purple and sometimes green with purple spots. These plants can grow 4-7 feet tall on branched stems with 8” long medium green leaves, and the flowers are showy and fragrant, rose to deep purple from mid-summer to early fall. Butterflies are attracted to these wildflowers and they are deer resistant. Excellent for native plant gardens, water margins and back borders with a reputation for low maintenance.
Full sun, Medium-Wet Soil, Rose Purple, July – September, 4-5 ft. Tall, Zones 4-8