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Native Plant of the Week: Hollow Joe Pye Weed

Family: Asteraceae

Name: Eutrochium (Eupatorium) fistulosum

Bloom Time: July - September

Flower: Mauve

Soil Condition: Moist - Wet

Light: Sun to partial shade

Height: 5-10' tall by 2-3' wide

Spacing: 3-6'

Native Range: Eastern North America including Long Island

Zone: 4 - 9

Hollow Joe Pye Weed is a fast-growing, dramatic perennial that will attract many butterflies, moths, and bees with its abundant nectar. It is a fantastic rain garden plant as it tolerates a decent amount of drought too. The flower makes a great addition to a vase arrangement and even looks good dried.

Maintenance: None necessary. Dried stalks will add winter interest to the garden. Stem nesting bees will use the hollow stems in the spring.

Benefits: Nectar source, host plant to the Clymene Moth, juglone (black walnut) tolerant, clay soil tolerant, songbirds eat the seeds.

Companion Plants: Asclepias incarnata (Swamp Milkweed), Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal Flower), Cephalanthus occidentalis (Buttonbush), Monarda fisutulosa (Wild Bergamot)



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