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Joe Pye Weed
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4 - 8
Full to Part Sun
6'H x 4'S
Joe Pye Weed, also known as Gravelroot, is definitely not a weed, but a fabulous wildflower and
, that is native to the Eastern United States. This herb plant has very large terminal, domed rose-pink to purplish flower heads that butterflies, bees and other pollinators will go crazy for! Also known as the 'Queen of the Meadow', Joe Pye got its unusual name from a Native American herbal healer that would use this beautiful plant to cure fevers, kidney problems and even typhus.
Though the whole plant can be used for medicinal purposes, Joe Pye's roots have the most value. Its flowering heads have a vanilla scented quality while, when crushed, its leaves produce a smell closer to apples. This fragrant ornamental beauty grows tall, needs little care, and looks great alongside
Perfect for butterfly gardeners, Joy Pye is a magnet for helpful garden pollinators!
4 - 8
6'H x 4'S
Pink to Purple, blooms Summer through early Fall
Joe Pye Weed is a beautiful aromatic herb that will bring many helpful insects to your garden and look great while doing so! Actually not a weed at all but a medicinally valuable herb, Joe Pye can be used to break fevers, cure gastrointestinal issues and relieve fluid retention.
Joe Pye thrives in sunny, moist conditions so give it lots of sun! It grows very tall, so prune it back in early Summer for a shorter more bushy appearance.
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