Three Nerved Joe Pye Weed

Eutrochium (Eupatorium) dubium

Regular price $15

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

More plants available in fall 2024

Three Nerved Joe Pye Weed is a compact member of the Joe Pye clan with large clusters of tiny purple-pink flowers that seduce bees and butterflies.

  • Pollinator favorite
  • Easy to grow
  • Can grow in wet soil


  • 5 to 6 ft. tall and wide
  • Durable perennial
  • Plants can sometimes be late to emerge from dormancy in the spring
  • Hardy in USDA hardiness zones 5, 6, 7, and 8

Flowering period

Flowering starts late August in central North Carolina and lasts about four weeks.

How to grow

Plenty of sun keeps plants compact, though it will tolerate growing in partial shade. Joe Pye Weed prefers rich, moist soil to promote strong growth, but is surprisingly adaptable.

Care and maintenance

Cut old flowering stems to ground level any time through the winter, and water during extended droughts to keep plants looking lush and green.

Where to plant

Flower beds, at the edges of ponds, and in rain gardens.

When to plant

It can be planted throughout the year. If planting in late spring through summer pay special attention to keeping plants well-watered until they get established.

When will my plant flower?

Plants purchased and planted before June will flower in late summer, if planted in a well-prepared site and kept watered.


When planting in groups, space plants between 4 and 6 feet apart.

Native habitat and range

Swamps and roadside ditches from Nova Scotia to Georgia. Most commonly found in the coastal plain region.

Source and origin

Plants are grown from seeds collected at the edge of a swamp in Pender County, North Carolina.

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.