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Distinguishing traits: Joe Pye Weed (seen here amid purple coneflower) has a wonderful natural look; it is a native plant we often see at the end of wetlands or along drainage ditches on the side of the highway. The flowers form large clusters that have an overall domed shape.
Joe Pye Weed attracts hummingbirds, bees and butterflies, which will add even more life and color to your garden.
Planting notes: There are several easy ways to plant Joe Pye Weed.
Keep the soil damp, especially for the month after planting. You may divide Joe Pye Weed every two years. Cut the plants back to about 6 inches in the spring. To make your plants shorter and fuller, pinch them back in the early summer.
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