Eupatorium dubium Little Joe

Little Joe Joe Pye Weed

Eupatorium dubium Little Joe, a dwarf form of Joe Pye Weed, has beautifully colored flowers that are highly attractive to butterflies.
Zones4 - 10
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Deer Resistant
Native
Fragrant
Good For Cut Flowers
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Winter Interest
Adds Texture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
Mature Height24-30" tall
Mature Spread18-24" wide
Bloom TimeMid to late summer
ShippingNo longer available this season. Learn More…
SizePlant - 5" Pot
SKUHC015230

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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Eupatorium dubium Little Joe, a dwarf form of Joe Pye Weed, has beautifully colored flowers that are highly attractive to butterflies. Typically plants of this genus are quite tall, but Eupatorium dubium Little Joe's small size makes it much more usable in the small garden. A wonderful nectar source for pollinators in late summer.
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SKUHC015230
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
Common Name
Little Joe Joe Pye Weed
Botanical Name
Eupatorium dubium Little Joe
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color
Pink
Mature Height
24-30" tall
Mature Spread
18-24" wide
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Average
Amount Of Rain
20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages
Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Deer Resistant, Native, Fragrant, Good For Cut Flowers, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Winter Interest, Adds Texture
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US
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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