Joe Pye Weed
Joe Pye Weed (Eutrochium purpureum) Joe Pye Weed is a late-blooming, herbaceous, perennial. It is a wildflower and an herb that was used by Mohican herbalist, Joseph Pye, as a remedy to lower fevers and treating typhus outbreaks as early as the mid 1700’s. The purple-pink flowers are composed of 5 to 8 florets and bracts giving the appearance of large clusters. Some plants are known to give off a vanilla-like scent making them additionally attractive to butterflies, bees, and other pollinators.
50 seeds per packet $3.95
Planting Instructions: Requires cold stratification before seeding. (4-5 weeks of refrigeration.) Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date. Broadcast seed on top of soil and lightly cover with dome or plastic film until emergence.