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Eutrochium purpureum (Eupatorium purpureum)

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Common Name: Sweet Joe Pye Weed, Sweet scented Joe Pye Weed

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 re-seeding.

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.

Sweet Joe Pye Weed, Sweet scented Joe Pye Weed - Eutrochium purpureum (Eupatorium purpureum) 2
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Sweet Joe Pye Weed, Sweet scented Joe Pye Weed - Eutrochium purpureum (Eupatorium purpureum) 3
Wikipedia Photo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page