Success With Seeds Eupatorium

Eupatorium Germination Information

Eupatorium is the botanical name for Joe-Pye Weed
Eupatorium Seed Germination How to Sow Eupatorium:
  • Best sown indoors at alternating temperatures of 68 and 86 °with no cover
  • Seeds will germinate in 12-15 days
  • Outdoors, sow in early spring through fall, at least 2 months before frost, but when night temperatures are cool
  • Outdoors, seeds will germinate in 15-20 days. Plants will flower in the first year if sown early enough
  • When sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed

How to Grow Eupatorium:
Transplanting: Transplant when there are at least two sets of true leaves

Spacing Space seedlings 2- 21/2 feet apart and the 7 foot tall by 3 foot wide plants will merge together, forming a tall, handsome mass of plants

Additional Care: Joe-Pye Weed thrives in full sun and loamy, alkaline soils, but can tolerate partial shade and will tolerate a wide range of low-fertility soil conditions from dry sand to pastures to swamps
Appearance and Use:

Its common use is in naturalized landscape and garden settings. Flower heads can be cut and brought indoors for fresh arrangements. Atop the tall purple stems are borne large, 4-6 inch long panicles that attract bees and butterflies to the garden. Color ranges from smoky pink to purple. Late to open, flowers appear from late summer to mid fall and they smell of vanilla. Leaves are medium to dark green and often purplish tinged. Leaf surface texture is coarse and the margins of the lanceolate to ovate leaves are finely toothed

About Eupatorium:
Pronunciation:  u-på-tôr’-e-um per-per-e’-um
Lifecycle:  Perennial
Origination: Asteraceae, native to the eastern United States
Common Name: Joe-Pye Weed