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Sweet Joe Pye Weed, Sweet scented Joe Pye Weed
Eutrochium purpureum (Eupatorium purpureum)
Full sun to shade, moderately wet to moderately dry moisture level, tolerates clay soil. 3-6 ft. height, blooms summer to fall, pink/purple flowers, will naturalize by seed.
Germination Code: C(30), G
Native Region: Statewide, lightly in West Tennessee
Fragrant flowers. Tolerates drier sites and more shade than other Joe-Pye-Weeds. Aromatic plant that gives off vanilla scent when crushed. Easy to grow. Attracts butterflies and bees.