Eupatorium dubium ‘Little Joe’
Little Joe pye weed
This beautiful, more dwarf version of Joe-Pye weed only reaches about 3 to 5 feet tall rather than the typical 7 to 8 feet tall of other Joe-Pye weeds. In mid-summer it is topped with large domes of lavender-rose flowers that the butterflies love. The stems are stout and will stand up to wind and rain and are great in floral arrangements. The bright green foliage is a nice contrast to the colorful flowers. The smaller size and stronger stems make this selection a very useful addition to the garden.
Colors & Combos
Great Color Contrasts: chartreuse, orange, white
Great Color Partners: burgundy, lavender, pink, purple
Culture NotesDwarf Joe-Pye weed prefers a location in full sun, but will still flower well in light to open shade. Give it rich moist soil for the best growth, but with regular watering it will tolerate sandy soils and clay. Once the foliage yellows in fall the stems can be cut to the ground.
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Plant Type: upright perennial
Foliage Type: deciduous
Plant Height: 5 ft. 0 in. (1.52 m.)
Plant Width/Spread: 4 ft. 0 in. (1.22 m.)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 3 to 9
Flower Color: lavender, purple
Sun/Light Exposure: full sun to light or open shade
Water Requirements: frequent to regular watering