Eupatorium fistulosum Seeds
Joe Pye Weed Seeds
DetailsEupatorium fistulosum (Joe Pye Weed) is a butterfly magnet, this tall growing plant with huge, pink flat-topped flower clusters flowers in late summer. The largest of all the Joe Pye species, the plant is native to wet meadows of the eastern US thriving in moist soil with full sun. USDA zones 4-9
|Common Name||Joe Pye Weed Seeds|
|Botanical Name||Eupatorium fistulosum|
|Seed Life Cycle||Perennials|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Mature Height||36-96" tall|
|Bloom Time||Late summer to fall|
|Seeds Per Pound||1,520,000|
|Seeds Per Packet||220|
|Days to Germination||Cold Stratification - 30 days|
|Soil Moisture||Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining|
|Soil Type||Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil|
|Native To||North America|
|Native To||Eastern North America|
|Ideal Region||Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest|
|Zones||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|Advantages||Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly|
|Storable||Yes- You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||Yes|
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.
- 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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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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