Have you wanted to start a new hobby or simply stay active?. Even experienced athletes need to start at the beginning of the warm-up. We often think we have to be advanced in order to do some thing. But whenever you want to learn some thing the best thing to do is start at the beginning.
What does it mean to start at the beginning? It can be a situation where one realizes that the thing to do it to start. That’s why it’s good to start at the beginning. Very confusing and difficult to start something new. You realize that you want to do some thing but you don’t know where to start. That’s why it’s good to start at the beginning.
Examples of starting at the beginning means to walk before you run, jog before you run. The main thing is just to get started.
Exuberant growth culminating in 7- to 12-inch-wide, nectar- and pollen-rich flower clusters in fall that bees, butterflies and insects crave.
ZONES: 3 to 8
SOIL: Rich and Moist
Grows to 6 to 8 feet high by 3 feet wide. It is not well suited for small spaces, as it needs plenty of room to grow.
EXPOSURE: Full Sun
Plants are most vigorous when they have more moisture; however, once established they will survive brief periods of drought (but may experience some leaf scorching). Pinch growth buds (even cut plants back by half) in early summer to make plants stockier with smaller but more abundant flowers. Divide plants in spring shortly after new growth appears or in fall. Easy to grow from seed. Purchase Joe Pye weed seeds on Amazon.
SPECIES AND VARIETIES:
Eutrochium purpureum, sweet Joe Pye weed, grows in the eastern U.S. It has purple flowers, mostly green stems and a vanilla scent. ‘Bartered Bride’ is white form. Eutrochium maculatum, spotted Joe Pye weed is similar to E. purpureum. ‘Gateway’ is shorter. ‘Atropurpureum’ has wine colored stems and dusky rose flowers.
E. purpureum ssp. maculatum, spotted Joe Pye weed. Photo by: Alan and Linda Detrick.
Joe Pye was an Indian medicine man in New England who cured typhus with E. purpureum. Eupatorium perfoliatum, boneset, is said to have relieved symptoms of break-bone (dengue) fever.
REASONS TO LOVE JOE PYE WEED:
Easy to grow
Late season bloomer
No serious insect or disease problems
Incorporate into a perennial meadow.
Dutch designer Piet Oudolf grows Joe Pye weed on his own property alongside other perennials and grasses in a random fashion that appears natural.