Looking for a native plant that will grow in wet areas? Hollow Joe Pye Weed thrives in poorly drained soil and adds height and color to the summer garden.
- Loved by butterflies
- Impressive architectural plant
- Fills in large empty spaces
- 6 to 8 feet tall
- 4 to 6 feet wide
- Robust and long-lived perennial
- Hardy in USDA hardiness zones 5, 6, 7, and 8
Looking for a shorter Joe Pye Weed? Try growing the Three Nerve Joe Pye Weed.
In central North Carolina, flowering begins in July and lasts about four weeks.
How to grow
Joe Pye Weed is easy to grow in moist to wet soil. Plants can tolerate growing in part shade, but they will have a more compact habit in the sun.
Care and maintenance
Water freely during the first year to get plants established. Cut old flowering stems down to ground level any time before growth starts emerging in spring.
Where to plant
Plant at the back of large flower beds, rain gardens, and low-lying areas.
When to plant
Hollow Joe Pye can be planted anytime the soil is not frozen. Adding organic matter when planting will help hold moisture during dry spells.
Four to six feet apart when planting together in a group.
When will my plant flower?
Plants will likely bloom the year after they are planted.
Native habitat and range
At the edges of moist forests and marshes from southern Maine and Illinois down into Florida and east Texas.
Source and origin
Plants grown from seed collected on the edge of a forest in Chatham County, North Carolina.
|States||Cost per order|
|AL, DE, GA, IL, IN, KY, MD, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, and WV||$12|
|AR, CT, FL, IL, IN, LA, MA, MI, MO, MS, NH, RI, VT, and WI||$14|
|IA, KS, ME, MN, OK, and TX||$16|
|CO, NE, ND, and SD||$18|
Sorry, we can't ship plants outside of the continental United States or to AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, NM, NV, OR, and WA due to agriculture restrictions.When will my order be shipped?
All plants are shipped from our nursery in central North Carolina. We ship orders at the beginning of the week so they don't get held up over the weekend. Orders placed after midnight on Sunday may (especially in spring) be shipped the following week.Are your plants shipped in their containers?
Yes, all our plants are shipped in their growing containers. The dimensions of the containers are 4.5 inches wide by 5 inches deep or 32 fl. oz.What shipping carriers do you use?
UPS Ground and occasionally USPS Priority Mail for some smaller orders.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.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.