Joe Pye Weed: Sweet (Eupatorium purpureum)
Also Known As: Sweetscented Joe Pye Weed, Queen of the Meadow, Trumpet-Weed, Gravel Weed, Gravel-Root, Purple Boneset.
Ease of Growing: Easy
Grown as: Perennial
Maturity (Blooms): Summer-Fall
Attracts Beneficial Insects?: Yes. Attracts Honeybees and Butterflies.
Light: Full Sun
Soil Moisture: Medium
Sow Depth: On soil surface
USDA Zone: 5a-10b
Produces: 8-10” toothed, textured leaves on maroon stems and large clusters of fuzzy pink flowers.
Wild Bergamot is a native perennial clump forming flower that is naturally found growing in dry rocky woods and dry prairies all across the United States. At maturity this plant reaches a height of 2-3' and features a square like stem, aromatic greenish gray leaves, and globular clusters of two-lipped lavender flowers. This plant is best known for its ability to attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, but it also is both edible and medicinal, can be used as a cut flower, is drought tolerant, is used to flavor perfumes, make insect repellents and essential oils, is resistant to deer, and self sows!