Eutrochium maculatum Joe-Pye-Weed
Ohio Native Plant Natural Range
Cultivation Information Joe-Pye-Weed
Hardy Zone - 4 to 9 Soil - Moist - Ideal plant for rain-gardens. However, it does grow tall so strategically design your gardens keeping this in mind.
Family - Asteraceae Over the Years -
Seed Provenance Eutrochium maculatum
Wildlife Significance Joe-Pye-Weed
Host Plant - Caterpillars of the Pearl crescent (butterfly)
Seeds - Small seeds are enjoyed by Swamp Sparrows
Deer - Are not fond of Joe-pye-weed
For detailed information visit the Illinois Wildflower site
Propagation Notes Joe-Pye-Weed
Harvesting Seed - Wait until flowers turn brown before collecting seed. Either plant outside or allow to dry in paper bag before storing.
Outdoors - Seed harvested in late fall is placed in well drained flat. since seed needs light to germinate is is best not to cover will soil. Cover flat with protective layer like glass, this will to protect seedlings in the spring from heavy rain.
Storage In refrigerator - Moist Cold - 30 days - Small Zip lock plastic bag with a few table spoons of moistened vermiculite
Seeds Planted - 2-9-2012Sprouted - 2-23-2012 -Night Temperature - 61 - 63°F
Day Temperature - 64 - 65°F - Under florescent lights