(Eutrochium purpureum var. ‘Sweet Joe Pye Weed’)
Variety: Sweet Joe Pye Weed
Also Known As: Sweetscented Joe Pye Weed, Queen of the Meadow, Trumpet-Weed, Gravel Weed, Gravel-Root, Purple Boneset.
Native to: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Rhode I., South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Introduced into: Norway, Switzerland
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
Produces: branching stems that have purple specks, 8” medium green lance-shaped leaves, and aromatic clusters of florets that are light pink to lavender.
USDA Zone: 5a-10b
(Monarda fistulosa var. ‘Wild’)
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!