Natives for Nectar - Joe Pyes/Eutrochium
We sell three types of Joe Pye. If you grow all three you will have good nectar plants for most of the growing season. Your collection contains three plants of Eupatorium fistulosa, purpureum, and rugosum. All will grow with some shade, along the woods edge, or at the edge of larger trees. They do not require watering. Rugosum will spread by seed. If you don’t want this to happen, capture the seed heads before the seeds are released. Fistulosa will bloom first in early summer, followed soon with purpureum. Rugosum blooms in the later part of the summer into the fall. Also consider Blue Mist flower, (Conoclinium coelestinum) for the fall.
For more detailed information see the Native Plants List.
Bring in the butterflies with cone flowers, Echinacea purpurea.
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