Eupatorium maculatum - Joe Pye Weed

A native of damp meadows and marshes, Joe Pye Weed is perfect for planting along streambanks and pond edges. It is also an outstanding garden plant and will flourish in any rich garden soil. Reaching heights of 4 to 6 feet, it is topped with huge clusters of pink/red flower heads on tall straight stems that butterflies find irresistible! Eupatorium maculatum (also known as Eutrochium maculatum) grows best in full sun with moist soil conditions but it will also tolerate part shade.


  Mid to Late Summer
  Full Sun to Part Shade
  4' - 6'
  Sand to Clay
  Medium to Moist


Approx. 80 seeds per pack - 3,175 seeds per gram

Attracts Butterflies & Honeybees!
Deer Resistant!
Makes Great Cut Flowers!


All Wildflower Farm seeds are hardy through growing zone 3, organic and non-GMO.


Indoors: Cold, moist stratification. Start at least 5 weeks before outdoor night temperatures are reliably in the 10 C (50 F) range. Mix the seed with a slightly moistened, sterile, soil-less growing mix. Put this in a labelled, sealed plastic bag and store in a refrigerator for one day. The next day place this in the freezer for one day. Repeat this for one week, alternating between the fridge and the freezer. After stratifying, plant seed 0.32 cm (1/8 inch) deep in pots. Keep moist but not soggy and very warm (21 C - 70 F). When seedlings are 5 cm (2 inches) tall or more, transplant into the garden spaced 30 cm (1 foot) apart.

Outdoors: Plant seed 0.32 cm (1/8 inch) deep in a prepared seed bed in late fall so that the seed overwinters and germinates naturally in spring.

Outdoors Alternative: In late fall through to mid-winter fill plastic pots with a slightly moistened, sterile, soil-less growing mix. Plant seed 0.32 cm (1/8 inch) deep in pots and label the pots. Place them outdoors in an area where they will experience the snow and cold of winter. The seed will germinate in the pots in spring as the weather warms up. Be sure to water the pots regularly in spring and once the plants are 5 cm (2 inches) tall, transplant them into your garden.

Eupatorium maculatum - Joe Pye Weed

  • Product Code: C13640
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $4.95