Joe Pye Weed, Spotted (Eupatorium maculatum) - 100 Seeds

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Spotted Joe Pye Weed (Eutrochium maculatum) - 100 Seeds

•American grown seeds
•US Native Wildflower
•USDA Zones: 2-8

This stunning plant has been cultivated and prized for generations for their stature, ease of cultivation and attractive flowers than can seriously add a massive impact to any garden or landscape. This hardy perennial can grow up to 6 foot tall with a crown of bright pink flowers that will definitely draw butterflies and beneficial pollinators into your garden. Named for an 18th century Native American, Joe Pye was used for curing fevers and other sicknesses.

Planting Instructions:
Direct sow in late fall, pressing the seeds into the surface of the soil since they need light to germinate. For spring planting, mix Joe Pye weed wildflower seeds with moist sand and store in the refrigerator for 60 days before direct sowing. To start Eupatorium Maculatum seeds indoors, scatter the seed on the surface of the soil in a flat; compress the soil slightly and keep it lightly moist until germination, which is naturally slow but should take place within 2-3 months. Keep the soil consistently moist, and transplant seedlings as soon as they reach a height of several inches. Keep seedlings watered, since they need even moisture in their first year of development; they may not bloom until their second year of growth. Mature plants can tolerate drought, though they reach their full potential in moist, well-drained soil. This plant may spread by rhizomes and self-seeding, and can be divided after several years of growth. Cut the plant down to the ground after the first frost. This plant attracts butterflies and bees.