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Eupatorium fistulosum

Hollow Joe Pye Weed
Eupatorium fistulosum
Eupatorium fistulosum

A tall, native, clump forming perennial featuring fluffy plumes of dusky, rose-purple flowers, over attractive lance shaped leaves, arranged in whorls on strong stems; tasty seeds for birds and nectar for butterflies

Ornamental Features

Hollow Joe Pye Weed has masses of beautiful plumes of lightly-scented rose flowers with violet overtones at the ends of the stems from mid summer to early fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its serrated narrow leaves emerge dark green in spring, turning forest green in color throughout the season.

Planting & Growing

Hollow Joe Pye Weed will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 30 inches apart. It tends to be leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and should be underplanted with lower-growing perennials. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 15 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

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Fall Color

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full sun to partial shade







3 feet


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