Joe-Pye Weed: Our Favorite Flowers

Joe-Pye Weed

Joe-Pye Weed

Joe-pye weed is a good nectar source for butterflies in late summer.

©2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Joe-pye weed is a good nectar source for butterflies in late summer.

The flower clusters of joe-pye weed appear in mid to late summer and typically last until hard frost. The most common types easily reach 6 feet tall, but there are also shorter species and cultivars. The tallest varieties work well at the back of a border where they can command attention at the end of summer. Joe-pye weed needs moist, well-drained soil.

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