Sony Cyber Shot 100V
I was so happy to finally see a Swallowtail the other day I had to back up and sit in my car and take some shot of it as it fluttered around this Joe Pye Weed.
Joe Pye weed
Joe Pye weed is a showstopper of a prairie native, producing huge, puffy flower heads in late summer. It prefers moist soils, but with its extensive root system, it also tolerates drought well. It is a large plant, growing 4 to 6 feet tall.
Closely related, hardy ageratum is a spreading plant that grows to only 2 feet tall. Another relative, white snakeroot, reaches 4 to 5 feet tall. All are great for naturalistic or cottage plantings and for attracting butterflies.
Light:Part Sun, Sun
Height:From 1 to 8 feet
Width:2-4 feet wide
Flower Color:Blue, Pink, White
Seasonal Features:Fall Bloom, Summer Bloom
Problem Solvers:Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Good For Privacy, Groundcover
Attracts Birds, Fragrance, Good for Containers, Low Maintenance