Hollow Joe Pye Weed

Eutrochium (Eupatorium) fistulosum

Regular price $15

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

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.

Flowering period

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 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.