Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium purpureum) is a wonderful late-summer herbaceous perennial that is at its finest from mid-August through fall. If you're looking to create a pollinator-friendly garden, Joe Pye is an absolute bee magnet!
Growing 5 to 7 feet tall, and topped with billowing clusters of purple flowers, Joe Pye is fully hardy through our tough Canadian Prairie winters. Joe Pye grows best in full sun, but will tolerate filtered shade. Joe Pye is a low maintenance plant. Although it thrives with regular, deep watering, it will withstand heat and drought fairly well.
Joe Pye is a wonderful meadow flower, but is equally at home along the margins of a pond. The most suitable time for planting is spring or fall.
Here at Assiniboine Park, Joe Pye can be found in the English Garden, Leo Mol Sculpture Garden, the Nature Playground, and the Shirley Richardson Butterfly Garden at the Zoo.