Sweet Joe Pye Weed
Eutrochium purpureum var. purpureum
Height: 5-7 ft
Spread: 2-3 ft
Bloom Time: July-October
Sunlight: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry-Wet
Light pink flowers smell of vanilla when bruised. The small flowers are grouped together to form large, rounded clusters, and large groups of Swallowtail butterflies often congregate at this species in late summer. Sweet Joe Pye Weed typically grows in dappled sunlight and along woodland edges but can handle sunnier environments. It thrives in drier conditions than other Joe Pye Weeds. 3 or 4 leaves grow in whorls around the central stem.