Baby Joe Eupatorium


Common Name: Joe Pye Weed

Joe Pye Weed has long been used in large gardens and parks to attract butterflies in late summer and fall. However, most Eupatoriums grow very large and are difficult to incorporate into the average home garden.   ‘Baby Joe’ offers the same look as the commonly grown variety ‘Purpurea’ but at a much smaller scale, making it easy to fit into the middle of the flower border or even into large containers. It looks very much like a miniature version of the original, with its sturdy dark purple-red stems, rugose dark green foliage, and large panicles of mauve-purple flowers.  They attract butterflies in droves. This plant is also nice for adding color in the garden at a time when many other plants are finished for the season. If left standing, the seed heads offer visual interest through the winter.   



2.0-3.0 Feet




1.0-2.0 Feet


Hardiness Zones:




Flower Color:


Purple shades

Foliage Color:


Green shades



Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun)

Part Shade (4-6 hrs. Direct Sun)

Water Requirements:


Average Water Needs

Consistent Water Needs

Soil Quality:


Fertile Soil Quality

Soil Chemistry:


Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)

Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)




Late Summer

Early Fall

Attracts Wings:


Attracts Butterflies

Critter Resistant:


Deer Resistant

Growth Rate:



Garden Style:



Rain Garden

Woodland Shade

Other Features:


Border Plant

Cut Flower

Cut Foliage

Mass Planting

Baby Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium)#1


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