Three Nerve 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 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 are 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
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.
|State||Cost per order|
|GA, MD, NC, SC, and VA||$10.00|
|AL, CT, DE, IL, IN, KY, MA, MI, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, TN, VT, and WV||$12.00|
|AR, FL, IA, LA, ME, MO, MS, NH, and WI||$14.00|
|CO, KS, MN, NE, ND, OK, SD, and TX||$15.00|
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.How long will it take to get my order?
All plants are shipped from our nursery in central North Carolina. Most orders ship at the start of the week. Depending on destination, orders placed after Tuesday may be shipped the following week.Can I get my plants shipped at later date?
Yes, in the shopping cart select the week you would like your order to be shipped on.What shipping carriers do you use?
USPS Priority Mail and UPS Ground for larger 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.Returns
Unfortunately, due to the perishable nature of plants, they can’t be returned for a refund. If your plants arrive damaged or you are unhappy with them, please let us know straight away.Can I order over the phone?
Sorry, we're unable to take orders over the phone at this time.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.