Hollow Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium fistulosum)
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Eutrochium fistulosum, commonly called Joe Pye Weed, is a 4-7' tall clump-forming perennial featuring dark green leaves on hollow stems. Vanilla-scented, clustered pink-purple flowers bloom in mid-summer to early fall. Joe Pye Weed flowers are attractive to butterflies, and also give way to seed heads that can persist into winter.
Plant in average, medium or moist soils in full sun or partial shade. Soils should be fertile and humus rich so it does not dry out. If grown in partial shade, plants may require staking. Maintain Joe Pye Weeds but cutting it to the ground in late winter.
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