Joe Pye Weed can extend pollinators visiting your garden into autumn

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Are you into attracting pollinators, particularly butterflies to your garden? Are you looking to attract pollinators from mid-summer all the way into fall? Then Eupatorium or Joe Pye Weed may be just right for you.

Joe Pye Weed is a durable perennial for your sunny garden. Most varieties grow taller than other perennials yet typically do not need staking. If you want a bushier plant, prune the tips when the plant reaches two to three feet tall. Joe Pye can also tolerate a moist site so over-watering is rare.

These deep pink flowers do not emerge until late summer but when they do they are truly a butterfly magnet. Keep in mind that attracting pollinators is a season long effort. Using Joe Pye Weed can extend your ability to make those butterflies and bees happy in your garden.