Little Joe Pye Weed Seeds

Joe Pye Weed Baby Joe perennial plants. Dwarf variety & attracts pollinators. LEARN HOW TO GROW with our easy instructions and videos. 100% guaranteed. I was given my first Joe-Pye Weed plant by a gal in Minnesota during a Dave’s Garden plant swap. After that, I was hooked on both Joe-Pye and plant swaps. Eupatorium dubium Baby Joe is a compact selection of the large growing Joe Pye weed that blooms late summer with flat-topped, small, mauve-purple flowers.

Baby Joe Dwarf Pye Weed

‘Baby Joe’ Dwarf Joe Pye Weed is the solution for butterfly lovers short on space in the garden. This compact variety grows to a manageable 2-3’ tall and limits its spread. ‘Baby Joe’ has gorgeous purple blooms that add sweet fragrance to the late-season garden, supplying butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees with vital nectar. Deer resistant. (Eupatorium dubium) PP#20320

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Rising 2-3 ft. tall, ‘Baby Joe’ Dwarf Joe Pye Weed blooms with big hydrangea-like lavender blooms on the top of every stem in late summer and fall.

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Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment and all items are shipping to the same address, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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Big Joe, Little Joe, Baby Joe

I was given my first Joe-Pye Weed plant by a gal in Minnesota during a Dave’s Garden plant swap. After that, I was hooked on both Joe-Pye and plant swaps.

Identifying The Plant

Eutrochium is a North American genus of herbaceous flowering plants belonging to the sunflower family. Commonly called Joe-Pye weeds, they’re native to the United States and Canada.

The genus includes all purple-flowering North American species of Eupatorium. Now divided into smaller genera, Eupatorium consists of about 42 species of white-flowering plants from the Northern hemisphere. It is a close relative of Eutrochium which has mostly whorled leaves. Eupatorium has a majority of opposite leaves.

Joe-Pye weed is a tall perennial plant widely known for attracting butterflies and other pollinators to the garden. Colloquially, it’s known by many names, including purple boneset, gravel root, kidney root, mist flower, queen of the meadow, and snakeroot. Native to eastern North American, the plant is also very popular in Great Britain where it is used in garden borders.

The plant is a food source for several butterfly species including orange sulphur, pearl crescent, painted lady, giant swallowtail, tiger swallowtail, variegated fritillary, and red admiral.

This plant will grow in sun or partial shade in mildly acidic to mildly alkaline soil. It does require a lot of water and will thrive in wet spots where other flowering species don’t succeed. Planting sites should be carefully chosen since some varieties can reach 12 feet tall.

Flower color ranges from white, to pink, to purple, depending on the variety. The blooms attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees. Honey made from Joe-Pye Weed is a dark orange-amber color with a fruity flavor.

Who Was Joe Pye?

Joe-Pye (Jopi), an Indian herbalist and healer from New England, used E. purpureum to treat a variety of ailments, especially fevers. Folklore says that American colonists used this plant to treat typhus outbreaks. Indians used Joe Pye Weed to treat kidney stones and other urinary tract ailments. It’s thought that the Joe Pye of plant fame was a Mohican chief named Schauquethqueat who lived in the mission town of Stockbridge, Massachusetts from ca. 1740 to ca. 1785 and had taken the Christian name, Joseph Pye.

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Cultivars

The cultivar ‘Little Joe’ is a patented plant growing approximately 4 feet tall. It does not not come true from seed.

‘Baby Joe’ is a more compact cultivar than the species. It typically grows in a clump 2-3 feet tall and 1-2 feet wide. Patent information shows the origin of the plant as a cross-pollination of two unnamed selections of Eupatorium purpureum (now Eutrochium dubium) discovered as a single plant grown in a controlled greenhouse environment in The Netherlands in 2003. The unique characteristics of ‘Baby Joe’ are upright and relatively compact plant habit, moderately vigorous growth, freely flowering habit, large gray-purple inflorescences and strong, upright peduncles.

Starting Plants From Seed

Sow seeds directly in fall or start seeds indoors before last frost; sow directly in the ground after last frost. The rootball can be divided in autumn or spring.

Plant Characteristics

Joe-Pye Weed is covered with small pollinators and butterflies every year. It’s tall height allows it be be easily seen by the pollinators. It is a Monarch migration plant for northern regions. The plant is easy-care in consistently moist soils and has no serious pest issues.

Some Considerations

This plant is sometimes past its prime during the Monarch butterfly migration. Small pollinators will occasionally take over the blooms. It’s a prolific seeder in wet conditions. Although disease-resistant, it can have problems with powdery mildew. Leaves may scorch if the soil dries out.

Uses In The Garden

Joe-Pye thrives in moist areas in borders, cottage gardens, meadows, native plant gardens, wild and naturalized areas, rain gardens, or near water features.

Baby Joe Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium)

36-48″ tall x 24-36″ wide. ‘Baby Joe’ is a compact selection of the large growing Joe Pye weed. In late summer the plant blooms with flat topped heads of small, mauve-purple flowers. The flowers are extremely attractive to butterflies and bees.

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

Find Your Planting Zone:

Video

Tips For Growing Eupatorium (Joe Pye Weed)

Eupatorium (Joe Pye Weed) is a genus of native plants that are generally late-season bloomers, with highly attractive, nectar-bearing flowers that are an important late season food source for butterflies and bees.
Preferred growing conditions:

  • Plant in most soil types including clay. Place in full to part sun sites. Mulch with any common mulch material to help maintain moist soil .
  • Water regularly as these plants don’t like dry growing conditions. Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium) is a good choice for rain gardens.
  • Deadheading recommended to keep the plants from looking messy at the end of the growing season. It will also prevent excessive re-seeding in damp soil areas.
  • Fertilize lightly in the fall with a half and half blend of Yum Yum Mix and good quality compost.
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Special comments:

  • Eupatorium are very attractive to butterflies. They are late season bloomers that are a valuable nectar source when many perennials are out of bloom.
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Zone 6 Shipping begins the week of September 12th, 2022
Zone 7 Shipping begins the week of September 19th, 2022
Zone 8 Shipping begins the week of September 26th, 2022
Zone 9 Shipping begins the week of October 3rd, 2022
Zone 10 Shipping begins the week of October 10th, 2022

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat. The ‘Plant Information’ section describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment and all items are shipping to the same address, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (800) 925-9387 or contact us by email.

View Shipping Rate Chart

Shipping Rates

Our shipping rates are calculated based on our actual average shipping costs. We do not seek to profit from shipping fees, so rest assured that our shipping rates reflect an average of what it costs to get our guaranteed products safely to your door.

US Shipping Charges

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Up to $4.99 $9.99
$5 to $299.99 $9.99 + 8% Merchandise Total
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Canadian Shipping Charges

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Up to $24.99 $14.95
$25 to $49.99 $19.95
$50 to $74.99 $24.95
$75 to $99.99 $29.95
$100 and Over $39.95

We charge one low flat rate for shipping our products even if your order requires multiple shipments. If you have any questions, please call us at (800) 925-9387.