Joe Pye Weed

Common Name: Joe Pye Weed

Scientific Name: Eutrochium dubium 'Baby Joe'

Origin: E. dubium is native to eastern North America

Family: Asteraceae

Bloom time: Mid - Late Summer

Reportedly named for a Native American medicine man (Jopi) and used to treat fevers, typhus, kidney stones and more among American colonists, the mauve-colored flowers of the Joe Pye Weed attracts butterflies and bees July - September. The 'Baby Joe' cultivar is more compact than its taller cousin, Eutrochium purpureum. Its seed heads are attractive and add interest in early winter.