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Eupatorium dubium 'Little Joe' - Joe Pye Weed (photo credit: Missouri Botanical Garden)

Perennials

Eupatorium dubium 'Little Joe'

Joe Pye Weed

Eupatorium ‘Little Joe’ is a more compact cultivar than the species, typically growing in a clump to 3-4’ tall. Distinguished from the straight species by stiffer, more upright and more compact growth habit, and greater drought tolerance. A staple in any butterfly garden, the lavender-red blooms attract pollinators like a magnet. Tolerant of light shade and prefers moist soils. 

Joe Pye Weed Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Easily grown in average, medium moisture soils in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, fertile soils that do not dry out. Cut plants to the ground in late winter.

Height:

36-48 in

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Spread:

12-36 in

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Hardiness Zone:

3 - 9

Characteristics & Attributes for Eupatorium dubium 'Little Joe'

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Moist
Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Attributes
Specimen
Border or Bed
Cut Flower
Focal Point
Mass Planting
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Blue Flag Blue Flag (Iris versicolor )
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