Joe Pye Weed Safari

Joe Pye Weed in a Home Landscape

Joe Pye Weed, the artist formerly known as Eupatorium purpureum, is currently known to the up and coming horticulturists, landscape architects, conservationists, growers, and others out there learning now or willing to make the transition (we are not as you will notice in our catalog), as Eutrochium purpureum.

Pretty common and readily available, you all probably know a lot about this robust native perennial. But have you ever been on a Joe Pye Weed safari?

You can spend all day or a few moments of a few days just watching the 10″ wide floral displays atop 5-7′ stalks and see a great number of visitors.

Here is some of what we saw, and managed to photograph, in just in a couple of days keeping an eye on the flowers for a few minutes at a time.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on Joe Pye Weed

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Mystery Insect

Eastern Bumblebee

Carpenter Bee on Joe Pye Weed

Honey Bee on Joe Pye Weed

Spangled Fritillary on Joe Pye Weed

Skipper on Joe Pye Weed

What have you seen visiting your Joe Pye Weed?




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