Think Weed and add a Joe Pye to Your Garden

This is the first year in my landscape located behind the garage that the Joe Pye weed is larger then my Oakleaf hydrangea.  At first I was totally bummed that my beloved hydrangea had to be cut all the way back to the ground after the hard winter. Once the Herbaceous perennial ( Joe Pye weed) took off in mid-July I totally cheered up and forget about the hydrangea scare.  I don’t think I ever notices how spectacular the blooms were on that plant until this year.  Most people know the plant as a road side weed.  How can you not want to grow this perennial when it can serve as a shrubs in your garden, fast growing and I can’t name one disease or bug that harms it.

Joe Pye Weed in my Landscape

This perennial grows with easy in medium moist soils in full to partial shade. The plant in the photo above has been thriving in this location for about 9 year.

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The Joe Pye Weed attracts bees and butterflies … is there anything better?!

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Buzz of Bumble Bees all around the Joe Pye Weed

Swallowtail in the Joe Pye Weed

Look Close to see the Swallowtail in the Joe Pye Weed 

Joe Pye Weed : Herbaceous perennial is deer resistant and can grow well in wet and clay soil.     I hope you will give this perennial a chance in your home garden.

 

 

 

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