Sweet Joe-pye Weed (Eutrochium purpureum)
An outstanding plant for pollinator gardens, a good attractor of monarch and swallowtail butterflies! Among the shortest and most shade tolerant of local Joe-pye weeds, it still needs its space. Will form a clump that expands each year, and may reseed. Prefers wetter soils, particularly in sunnier areas.
Light: Part Sun/Shade, Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet Mesic, Mesic, Dry Mesic
Soil Type: Loam
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Jul-Aug
Root Type: Fibrous
Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract long-tongued bees, skippers, and moths. Hosts moths such as the three-lined flower moth, common plume moth, and ruby tiger moth, as well as other small insects. Sparingly browsed by deer.