Eutrochium fistulosum

Joe-pye-weed, Queen-of-the-meadow

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Also known as Eupatorium fistulosum

Plant Specifics

Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Purple,lavender
Fruit Color:Black,NA
Phenology:Winter dormant. Blooms late summer.
Noted for:Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Mass planting or specimen plant in moist areas. Best for informal gardens.
Availability:Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Seed
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Moderate. Tolerant of salty wind and may get some salt spray. Exposure to salt spray would be uncommon (major storms).
Soil or other substrate:Loam, Lime rock, Sand
Soil pH:Adaptable



 Birds and other wildlife consume fruit. 


  • Attracts butterflies.
  • Attracts many pollinators including bees.
  • Larval host plant for clymene moth (Haploa clymene).

Native Habitats:Moist hammocks, flatwoods, stream banks.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures