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Sweet-scented Joe Pye Weed (Eutrochium purpureum)

Habitat: Forests, Fields and Open Areas

Grows in Sun/Shade: Shade

Flowers: Red/Pink

Attributes: Butterfly nectar plant, Pollinator friendly, Clay soil tolerant

Height: 100-200 cm (39-78 in)


Simila in appearance to the Spotted Joe-Pye, but at home in partial to full shade. The flowers and leaves (crushed) give off a vanilla scent.


For more information about this plant please visit the Ontario Wildflowers website


4265 Wilmot-Easthope Rd., New Hamburg,  (2 km north of highway 7/8 or south of Erb's Road)

Nursery (please call ahead) 519-662-2529 (office) or 519-272-3393 (cell)
Preorder or consultation 519-831-0953 or email