Joe Pye weed
Joe Pye weed is a showstopper of a prairie native, producing huge, puffy flower heads in late summer. It prefers moist soils, but with its extensive root system, it also tolerates drought well. It is a large plant, growing 4 to 6 feet tall.
Closely related, hardy ageratum is a spreading plant that grows to only 2 feet tall. Another relative, white snakeroot, reaches 4 to 5 feet tall. All are great for naturalistic or cottage plantings and for attracting butterflies.
- Sun,Part Sun
- Plant Type:
- Plant Height:
- 2-6 feet tall
- Plant Width:
- 2-4 feet wide
- Landscape Uses:
- Containers,Beds & Borders,Privacy,Groundcover
- Special Features:
- Flowers,Attractive Foliage,Fragrant,Attracts Butterflies,Drought Tolerant,Deer Resistant,Easy to Grow
Dramatic Entrance Garden Plan
Fall Color Garden Plan
Easy-Care Mixed Fall Garden Plan
Year-Round Excitement Garden Plan
No-Fuss Bird and Butterfly Garden Plan
The silvery seed heads of _Miscanthus_ combine well with the large purply mauve flower clusters of Joe Pye weed in the late-summer garden.Russian sage
Russian sage, with its silvery foliage and purple flowers, looks great at the base of Joe Pye weed. Russian sage forms a nice transition from super tall Joe Pye weed to lower-growing perennials.Feather reedgrass
Stiffly upright feather reedgrass, with its slender, creamy tan seed heads, teams well with coarser clumps of Joe Pye weed.
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