Joe Pye Weed, Eutrochium Seeds
Botanical NameEupatorium maculatum
Learning Download: How to Grow Eutrochium
Although the Eutrochium is referred to as a weed, it has pretty blooms and can be very beneficial to the garden by attracting pollinators. This plant is a perennial that will return each year.
Before Planting: Prior to planting, rake the soil in which you will place the seeds.
Planting: Scatter the seeds across the top of the soil and water immediately after placing the seeds.
Watering: Eutrochium prefers the soil to be moist. Provide a deep watering regularly.
Fertilizer: Use a fertilizer specific for blossoming plants and apply it in the spring once the plant begins to show signs of new growth.
Days to Maturity: Eutrochium will typically bloom in the late summer to early fall.
Harvesting: To harvest seeds, place a mature seed head in a brown paper bag and shake it to loosen the seeds from the seed head.
Tips: Cut the plants back to 4 to 8 inches above the ground once it is done blooming. New growth will begin in the spring.
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