Eupatorium dubium Baby Joe

Baby Joe Joe Pye Weed

36-48" tall x 24-36" wide. ‘Baby Joe’ is a compact selection of the large growing Joe Pye weed. In late summer the plant blooms with flat topped heads of small, mauve-purple flowers. The flowers are extremely attractive to butterflies and bees.
Zones4 - 8
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
Mature Height36-48" tall
Mature Spread24-36" wide
Bloom TimeMid summer to early fall
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SizePlant - 5" Pot
SKUHC014550

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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SKU
HC014550

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36-48" tall x 24-36" wide ‘Baby Joe’ is a compact selection of the large growing Joe Pye weed. It typically grows as a 3-4’ tall clump making it much more usable in smaller gardens. In late summer the plant blooms with flat topped heads of small, mauve-purple flowers. Flowers are extremely attractive to butterflies and bees of all types. It is also a good choice for rain gardens being tolerant of both wet and dry soil conditions. (cutting propagated)
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SKUHC014550
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
Common Name
Baby Joe Joe Pye Weed
Botanical Name
Eupatorium dubium Baby Joe
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Purple
Mature Height
36-48" tall
Mature Spread
24-36" wide
Bloom Time
Mid summer to early fall
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Average
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages
Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Native To
North America
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

Tips For Growing Eupatorium (Joe Pye Weed)

Eupatorium (Joe Pye Weed) is a genus of native plants that are generally late-season bloomers, with highly attractive, nectar-bearing flowers that are an important late season food source for butterflies and bees.
Preferred growing conditions:

  • Plant in most soil types including clay. Place in full to part sun sites. Mulch with any common mulch material to help maintain moist soil .
  • Water regularly as these plants don't like dry growing conditions. Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium) is a good choice for rain gardens.
  • Deadheading recommended to keep the plants from looking messy at the end of the growing season. It will also prevent excessive re-seeding in damp soil areas.
  • Fertilize lightly in the fall with a half and half blend of Yum Yum Mix and good quality compost.

Special comments:

  • Eupatorium are very attractive to butterflies. They are late season bloomers that are a valuable nectar source when many perennials are out of bloom.

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