Eupatorium fistulosum

Eupatorium fistulosum


Eutrochium fistulosum, commonly called hollow Joe Pye weed, is a tall perennial which uncommonly occurs in low moist ground, wet meadows, wet thickets and stream margins mostly in the far southeastern corner of the State. Tiny, vanilla-scented, dull pinkish-purple flowers in large, terminal, domed, compound inflorescenses (12-18" diameter) bloom in mid-summer to early fall. Flowers are very attractive to butterflies. Flowers give way to attractive seed heads which persist well into winter. 



Easily grown in average, medium to wet soils in full sun to part shade. Plants prefer moist, fertile, humus-rich soils which do not dry out. Best in full sun. Tall stemmed plants are more likely to need support in part shade locations. Cut plants to the ground in late winter.


Type: Herbaceous perennial

Family: Asteraceae

Native Range: Eastern North America

Zone: 4 to 8

Height: 4.00 to 7.00 feet

Spread: 2.00 to 4.00 feet

Bloom Time: July to September

Bloom Description: Dusky rose

Sun: Full sun to part shade

Water: Medium to wet

Maintenance: Low

Suggested Use: Naturalize, Rain Garden

Flower: Showy, Good Cut, Good Dried

Leaf: Good Fall

Attracts: Butterflies

Tolerate: Deer, Wet Soil

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