Joe Pye Weed is easily grown in average, moist but well-drained soils in partial sun. This plant is characterized by its pink/purple flowers, deep red stems, and slight vanilla scent. Joe Pye weed is used for pink and red dyes for textiles, but is often planted for ornamentals.
Growing Zones: 3-9
Mature Height: 5-9 feet
Mature Width: 15-18 inches
Sowing: Start indoors in pots 4-6 weeks before the last frost, or direct sow in Fall. Barely cover seed. Needs light to germinate.
Sow depth: ¼ in
Days to Germinate: 14-21 @ 60-70F
Special Maintenance: Germination is enhanced by moist chilling at 38 degrees for 2 months.
Sunlight: Part Sun, Part Shade
Soil Type: Average
Drought Tolerance: Poor
Growth Rate: Moderate
Bloom Time: Summer, July-September
Bloom Description: Pink puff ball
Harvest Time: Fall, September
Special Properties: Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators, Deer resistant