Joe Pye Weed, a type of plant that is loved by both gardeners and pollinators, can be found in different types. Each type has its own special features that make it an interesting choice for your garden.
Purple Joe Pye Weed (Eutrochium purpureum)
This is one variety of Joe Pye Weed that you can consider. It grows tall and has clusters of purple flowers. It can reach a height of up to 7 feet! This plant likes to be in an area where it gets lots of sunlight or some shade, and it prefers soil that is not too dry or too wet.
Spotted Joe Pye Weed (Eutrochium maculatum)
Another variety of Joe Pye Weed is the Spotted Joe Pye Weed. What sets this plant apart is its stems that have purple spots and its flower clusters that are a darker pink color. This type of Joe Pye Weed likes to be in places where there is more water, so you might often find it near streams or ponds.
Chocolate Joe Pye Weed
One more unique type of Joe Pye Weed is called the Chocolate Joe Pye Weed. It gets its name from its dark leaves that look like chocolate and stand out beautifully against its shiny pink flowers. Unlike the other varieties, this one does better in soil that drains well and doesn’t stay too wet.
Sweet Joe Pye Weed
Lastly, we have the Sweet Joe Pye Weed. This plant is known for its flowers that have a nice fragrance and attract many helpful insects. It is a strong plant that can adapt well to different types of soil and levels of moisture.
All these different types of Joe Pye Weed have specific needs based on where they naturally grow. However, they all need sunlight and enough water in the soil to grow well. By knowing these things, you can choose the right variety of Joe Pye Weed for your garden.