Eutrochium fistulosum

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 8A 8B 9A 9B 

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

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Also known as Eupatorium fistulosum

Plant Specifics

Size:4-6 ft tall by 2-2.5 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Purple,lavender
Fruit Color:Black,NA
Phenology:Winter dormant. Blooms late summer.
Habitats:Moist hammocks, flatwoods, stream banks.


Recommended Uses:Mass planting or specimen plant in moist areas. Best for informal gardens.
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely 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 Tolerance:Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.
Soil/Substrate:Loam, Lime rock, Sand



 Birds and other wildlife consume fruit. 

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