Hollow Joe Pye Weed

Eutrochium (Eupatorium) fistulosum

Regular price $12

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 Cost per order
AL, DE, GA, KY, MD, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, and WV $12
AR, CT, FL, IL, IN, LA, MA, MI, MO, MS, NH, NJ, NY, 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 on Monday and Tuesday so your plants don't get held up over the weekend. Orders placed after Sunday may (especially in spring) be shipped the following week.

Can I place an order and have it shipped at a later date?

Sorry, all plants are shipped within 8 days of placing an order.

How will my plants get delivered?

Most orders are shipped via UPS Ground with some smaller orders being delivered by USPS Priority Mail.

Are your plants shipped in their containers?

Yes, all our plants are shipped in their growing containers. The dimensions 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 15% restocking fee) the plants must be returned in good condition. Return shipping is the customer’s responsibility. 

Is there a fee if I decide to cancel my order?

If you cancel an order and the plants have been pulled and prepared for packing and shipping, there is a 15% restocking fee.

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.