RHS 'Perfect for Pollinators'. Very attractive to bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects, Eupatorium is another star of the wildlife garden. Joe Pye Weed also remains upright when dead and provides winter habitat.
Ideal plant for the back of the border, it bears plentiful pink purple clusters of flowers in late summer and autumn. The flowers give way to seed heads that if left during the winter months look very pretty in frost. Very attractive to bees and butterflies.
Height and spread: up to 2m high, 60-90cm
Common name: Joe Pye weed
Position in the garden: full sun to partial shade
Soil type: any fertile, well drained soil
Flowering period: August to October
Hardiness: fully hardy