Joe Pye Weed ,PERENNIAL flowers seeds,
1/4 ounce/ approx 28,000 Seeds
1 oz Pack/ approx 112,000 Seeds
One of the most versatile native plants!
Bushy 5- to 7-foot plants are easy to grow and very floriferous!
This Plant also Known as A host of other names, including gravel root, kidney root, mist flower, purple boneset, queen of the meadow, and snakeroot make identification confusing. Once you see it, however, it is hard to forget.
Eupatorium Joy Pyeweed
Eupatorium (Eupatorium Maculatum) - Eupatorium seeds produce a wonderfully unique plant! Also known as Joe Pyeweed, this is a very versatile plant: some people consider it to be an herb, others a wild flower, others a butterfly plant, and others an ornamental for the flower bed. This Eupatorium Maculatum plant is so diverse that it is all of these things. This uniquely named flowering plant was named after a Native American herbalist, named Joe-Pye, who cured fevers using the Eupatorium plant.
Joe Pyeweed is still growing strong and full of blooms when many other plants are done performing clear up until a hard frost. Many people plant Joe Pyeweed as a stand alone plant and others prefer it lining the back of a border. Either way, it is easily established from flower seeds and faithfully performs with easy maintenance and long-blooming period. Joe Pyeweed does best when it's placed in a moist location, but it will adapt to a dryer location if the soil is of adequate quality.
Many butterflies are attracted to Eupatorium: Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Great Spangled Fritillary, Pearl Crescent, Monarch, and the Tawny-edged Skipper to name a few. It is a perennial that can be divided every 2 years. The stalks are hollow and will fall over if not sheltered from the wind. Many people like to stake this young plant until is is well established and the stalks and stems are firm. Pinch back Joe Pyeweed plants in the early summer as it will help them grow a little shorter and bushier. It will bloom July through October or until a hard frost occurs. Sow Joe Pye Weed seeds on soil surface, tamp in, and keep evenly moist until germination. This Eupatorium commonly grows in flood plains, swamps, bogs, stream banks, and wet meadows so moisture is a requirement. Eupatorium is a liberal self-sower, dropping its own flower seeds. Deadhead the spent flowers if you do not want it to spread.
USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 48 - 72 inches
Bloom Season: Summer and fall
Bloom Color: Dark pink
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Moist soils, pH 5.8 - 6.8
Temperature: 64 - 72F
Average Germ Time: 28 - 35 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: 1/8 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 ounce per 1,500 square feet or 4 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 24 - 48 inches