Carolina Joe Pye Weed

Eutrochium (Eupatorium) purpureum var. carolinianum

Regular price $15

Container size:
4.5 in. wide x 5 in. deep / 32 fl. oz.

Carolina Joe Pye Weed is a naturally occurring variety of Sweet Joe Pye Weed (Eutrochium purpureum variety purpureum) that has a slightly different leaf shape and texture than its closely related sibling.

  • Pollinator favorite
  • Drought tolerant
  • Easy to grow in sun or part shade


  • 4-6 feet tall and 2 to 3 ft. wide
  • Perennial that dies down in the fall and emerges again in the spring
  • Hardy in USDA hardiness zones 7 and 8

Flowering period

In central North Carolina, flowering begins in July and lasts around three to four weeks.

How to grow

Carolina Joe Pye Weed is easy to grow, thrives in well-drained soil, and can be grown in full sun or part shade.

Care and maintenance

Cut plants down to ground level any time after a hard frost.

Where to plant

Carolina Joe Pye Weed is the perfect plant for the middle of the border in sunny or partly shady sites.

When to plant

Spring and fall are the best times for plants and gardeners.

When will my plant flower?

Plants purchased and planted in spring should flower their first year.


3 to 4 feet apart when planting in groups.

Native habitat and range

Openings in dry forests and along roadsides in the lower piedmont area of North and South Carolina.

Source and origin

Plants are grown from seed that was collected in an open woodland in Moore County, NC.

States Orders up to $50 Orders $51 to $100 Orders over $100
AL, DE, GA, KY, MD, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, and WV $16 $18 $20
AR, CT, FL, IL, IN, LA, MA, MI, MO, MS, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT, and WI $18 $20 $22
IA, KS, ME, MN, OK, and TX $20 $22 $24
CO, NE, ND, and SD $22 $24 $26


Sorry, we can't ship plants outside of the continental United States or to AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, NM, NV, OR, UT, and WA due to agriculture restrictions.

When will my order be shipped?

All plants are shipped within two weeks of placing an order.

Is it okay to plant in the winter?

Yes, as long as the soil is not frozen. Planting native perennials in winter and early spring gives your plants a head start before the summer heat arrives.

What if it’s too cold to plant where I live, but I want to buy a plant before it sells out?

Dormant plants can safely be kept in a basement, garage, or cool room until you are ready to plant in late winter or early spring.

How will my plants get delivered?

Most orders are shipped on Monday or Tuesday via UPS Ground, which depending on the destination takes between 1 to 4 days.

Are your plants shipped in their containers?

Yes, all our plants are shipped in their growing containers. The majority are grown in containers that are 4.5 inches wide by 5 inches deep and 32 fl. oz. / 946 ml in volume.

Do you guarantee your plants?

We guarantee our plants to be healthy, ready for planting and correctly named. We are not able to guarantee whether a plant will grow in your garden as there are too many circumstances that are beyond our control.
On rare occasions, a plant shipped dormant may fail to emerge from its dormancy. If this happens, please let us know. If you are concerned about a plant, please contact us within 14 days to let us know. If we can’t help you make it grow, we’ll send you a new plant or issue a refund.

Can I return my plants?

You can return your plants if you no longer want them once they arrive. To receive a refund (minus 20% restocking fee) the plants must be returned in good condition. Return shipping is the customer’s responsibility. 

Can I cancel my order?

Yes, you can cancel your order. Please visit our terms and service page for details.

What about sales tax?

We propagate our own plants and are not required to collect North Carolina sales tax.

Where can I find information about your plants?

Here are some FAQ on how we grow plants.