I bought two of these and planted each in a five-gallon bucket with holes drilled in the bottom. Here at 6000 feet in hot, very dry New Mexico, I doubt that they would have survived in the ground, but they did excellently in the large pots with potting soil. They grew rapidly to two foot heights and flowered profusely in late summer. The leaves are a very pretty deep green, and the plants are attractive even when not in bloom. In pots, with adequate water, they can probably be grown anywhere. Two thumbs up ! (Sorry, that is all the thumbs that I have). Highly recommend.
Eupatorium dubium 'Baby Joe'
- Our smallest Joe Pye--perfect for small gardens & combo pots
- Attractive to butterflies and bees
- Prefers moist soil
Eupatorium dubium 'Baby Joe' is a more compact form of Joe Pye Weed and a fine choice for smaller gardens. The dome-shaped, magenta-pink flowers bloom in late summer and are attractive to butterflies. The flowers sit atop tall and sturdy reddish-purple stems. This makes a great combination with ornamental grasses and coneflowers.
Uses: Bog, Containers, Groundcover, Naturalizing
Nature Attraction: Butterflies
Critter Resistance: Deer
Notable Features: Native
Growth Habit: Upright
Baby Joe bloomed prolifically and the bees were all over it. Sometimes, I would find that the bees had spent the night on the plant, hanging upside down, if the night was a little cool. It was about 4 feet tall and 2-2.5 feet wide.