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Spotted Joe Pye weed

  • Native Plants,
  • Annuals, perennials and bulbs
Eutrochium maculatum
Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Gilles Murray)
Eutrochium maculatum
  • Eutrochium maculatum
  • Eutrochium maculatum



Origin and description

Perennial native to Québec. This large damp-soil plant is happiest when bordering a basin or pool. Ideally should be mass planted, as the base tends to become sparser.

Height: 100 to 150 cm (sometimes up to 200 cm)
Width: 60 cm
Blooms: pink or purple, July to September
Attraction for wildlife: attracts butterflies and pollinators

Common name

Spotted Joe Pye weed

Latin name (genus)

Eutrochium maculatum

English common name

French common name

Botanical family

  • Asteraceae

Growing conditions

Exposure: sun, semi-shade
Soil type: fresh, damp or even soggy


  • Zone 3

See also

Pests and diseases
Physiological disorders

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