joe-pye weed


Joe-Pye weed is considered a herbaceous perennial wildflower. Give 5-6 hours of sunlight in the garden area. Spotted Joe- Pye Weed is a at home in wetland enviroment. The stems of this plant have spots so hence the name "Spotted". This plant does well in a background garden area as it will get up to 6 feet tall. Joe Pye will flower in late summer and early fall if you want to stagger bloom times.

A showy plant, few perennials can compare with Joe-Pye weed's ability to create an imposing presence in the landscape. A member of the aster family, the plant is sometimes called feverweed, queen of the meadow and numerous other common names.

joepye weed

In my garden this is a background plant. Pink obedient plant is used in the front to make a beautiful display.


Besides spotted Joe-Pye weed (Eupatorium maculatum), other types native to North America are:
  • Hollow Joe-Pye weed (Eupatorium fistulosum)
  • Eastern or "three-nerved" Joe-Pye weed (Eupatorium dubium)
  • Sweet Joe-Pye weed (Eupatorium purpureum)
  • Eupatorium rugosumChocolate Joe Pye


Season of Bloom
late summer,fall
Height
38-48 inches
Hardiness USDA
Hardiness Zone 5-10
Flower Color
chocolate,pink
Soil
Full sun,moist soil /Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater. This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Exposure
Full sun
Propagation
division



hosta


Hostas are extremely popular, hardy herbaceous perennials grown primarily for their beautiful foliage. They are easy to grow, shade-tolerant plants and are the number one favorite in the garden. A Hosta may take 4-8 years to become a mature plant. The soil should be well drained, have a slightly acidic pH, and enriched both with nutrients and organic matter.

Spring is the easiest time to divide plants as the clump can be easily lifted and divided before leaves emerge. Many gardeners choose spring for time to move and divide plants, it can have a negative effect on the plants, especially in hotter climates. It's preferable to divide hostas in the late summer and early fall, roughly 4 weeks before first frost.

hosta


Snails and Slugs are the most frequent pest visitors to your hosta plants and will leave small holes in the leaves.
Deer Love to munch on Hosta and can strip leaves away in one evening.
Rabbits show up to eat those early spring shoots.
Squirrels will eat hosta leaves during a drought, and sometimes dig up plants.
Voles can be a nightmare for any Hosta gardener as the Voles will eat the roots. Voles travel underground in the tunnels dug by Moles and can eventually kill the hosta.

Season of Bloom
Late Spring
Height
1824 inches
Hardiness USDA
Hardiness Zone 3-8
Flower Color
Creamy White/Lilac
Soil
rich, well drained, high in organic matter .
Exposure
Light Shade
Propagation
division in early spring as new leaves emerge.