Butterfly Garden Plant Eupatorium fistulosum Hollow Stem Joe Pye Weed

Butterfly Garden Plants

Hollow Stem Joe Pye Weed

(Eupatorium fistulosum)

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Hollow Stem Joe Pye WeedAn architectural giant that thrives in moist conditions, Hollow Stem Joe Pye Weed attracts large butterflies, often in large numbers. Hollow Stem Joe Pye Weed is at home in the back of the border or mixed in among shrubs. After flowering, bronze colored seed heads persist into winter.

Importance as a butterfly nectar source:
Large flower clusters that reach 18 inches across provide ample amounts of nectar for a wide variety of butterflies.

Importance as a caterpillar food source:
Hollow Stem Joe Pye Weed is not used as a caterpillar food source.


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USDA Hardiness Zone 4 to 8
Bloom Period July to September
Bloom Color Pale rose
Plant Height 4 to 8 feet
Plant Spread 2 to 4 feet
Light Exposure Sun to part shade
Soil Moisture Wet to average
Animal/Disease Problems None


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Eupatorium fistulosum







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Plant rating scale ranges from 0 to 3. Plants rating 3 are the most useful for butterfly gardens. For more details on the ratings, see Native Plant Ratings

Garden Rating 2
Nectar Rating 3
Caterpillar Rating 0


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