(Eutrochium purpureum ‘Sweet Joe Pye Weed’)
Sweet Joe Pye Weed is a native clump-forming perennial flower that grows in prairies, on the edges of woodlands, or on woody slopes throughout central and northeastern United States. At maturity, this plant reaches a height of 2-6' and features purple-speckled branching stems, 8” medium green lance-shaped leaves, and aromatic clusters of florets that are light pink to lavender. This plant attracts bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and pollinating moths, tolerates drought, and has medicinal properties!
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 ‘Wild’)
Wild Bergamot is a native, perennial, clump-forming flower naturally found growing in dry, rocky woods and prairies 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 attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, is edible and medicinal, is used as a cut flower, is drought tolerant, is used to flavor perfumes, makes insect repellents and essential oils, is resistant to deer, and self-sows!