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Little Joe Eupatorium Plant

  • - Eutrochium dubium, Joe Pye weed
  • - Height: 28-32 inches
  • - Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • - Exposure: Full Sun
  • - Bloom Time: July-September
  • - Each Quart contains 1 Little Joe Eupatorium Plant
Plant Features

Little Joe is a smaller version of Joe-Pye Weed that produces frilly clusters of mauve blossoms on an attractive, mid-sized plant. Get your camera ready for butterflies because this plant will bring them in. Joe-Pye weed provide colorful, late season, nectar-filled flowers that butterflies and bees find irresistible, and the seed heads that follow provides food for the wild birds. The plants will produce their best blooms when the soil is moist; however, they are tolerate drought once established. Deer tend to avoid it.

Eupatorium Companion Plants: Aster, Echinacea, Grasses, Hydrangea, Rudbeckia, Sedum

Little Joe Plant Care Instructions: Plants will tolerate different types of soil if it stays moist. It can be cut back by 1/4 in early summer for a fuller flush of late summer flowers. Plants can be cut back to the ground in late winter or early spring before the new growth appears. Division can be done every 3-5 years.

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 4+ hours
Soil Moisture Moist to Wet
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Clay soil, Salty soil, Sandy soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then once every Spring
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Height Category Tall
Mature Spread 30-36 inches
Habit Upright
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Wild Birds
Garden Styles Butterfly Garden, Cottage Garden, Pollinator Garden, Prairie Garden
Plant Used for Borders and Edging, Focal Point, Texture, Winter Interest
Critter Resistance Deer, Rabbit
Pet Friendly Yes
Plant Type Hybrid

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Very nice plants

I purchased three plants. They were well packed and very healthy.

From anonymous | June 14, 2023

Still growing

Arrived healthy and still thriving!

From Rhianna | August 24, 2022

Healthy plant

Arrived in great shape and is already flowering a week later. Can’t wait to see it thrive in my rain garden.

From Vanessa | July 30, 2022

Joe Pye weed

Have the tall version thought I'd try the shorter version. Arrived packed great within a week of planting have blooms. Can't wait for the butterfly's to find them.

From Patricia | July 19, 2022

Little Joe Eupatorium Plant (Joe Pye Weed)

These two Little Joe's were definitely not little! They grew so fast that the pretty purple blossoms stood high above the surrounding yellow Lantanas. The bees and butterflies love them! Thank You, GrowJoy! Nancy Gebhardt

From Nancy | January 21, 2021

Flamingo Little Joe

plants arrived healthy, just a little drink of water, and good to go.

From Denise | August 26, 2013

Great Choice For Smaller Gardens!

I've been growing 'Little Joe' for many years and love it! It doesn't take up too much space in your garden! Love the beautiful flowers that attract Butterflies and Bees!

From Marilyn B. | May 13, 2013

Butterfly heaven!

This Little Joe attracts the most unusual bees, all who were very peaceful. But the most fun was the different species that I didn't know were local to Long Island. My favorite was the Gray Hairstreak, how unusual! And a few others I didn't recognize. I have 2, will put more out back as I make more room for perennials.

From Andrea | April 09, 2012