There are lots of wonderful Joe Pye weeds out there, but we selected 'Little Joe' because of its five-star performance in the Chicago Botanic Gardens plant evaluation. It earned its rating based on its fabulous flowering and outstanding resistance to powdery mildew; its tidy, compact stature is also a major asset since it can be grown in less space than conventional selections.
Look to 'Little Joe' here to sustain butterflies at the peak of the season - mid-summer through autumn.
Plant size: 3-4'/.9-1.2m tall and wide
Light: full sun (6+ hrs/day)
Hardiness: USDA zone 3-9 (Find your hardiness zone)
Pollinator value: attracts butterflies, especially swallowtails, monarchs, and painted ladies, as well as other pollinating insects
Notable features: native, deer resistant, long-blooming, cut flower
Pot size: one quart
Plant name: Eutrochium dubium 'Little Joe' (formerly known as Eupatorium dubium)