Eutrochium fistulosum / Hollow Stem Joe Pye


An inhabitant of wet meadows and shores, Joe Pye’s massive purple-pink blooms reach awe-inspiring heights. A fantastic plant for attracting butterflies and for feeling the raw power of the plant world in its exuberant growth.

Also known as “gravel root”, this plant has been used for kidney stones and back pain. Formerly called Eupatorium fistulosum.

Height: 6′ – 12′      Blooms: July, August

Siting: Average to wet soil, sun to part shade

Deer Resistance: Moderate

Provenance: NJ


BONAP 2022 Eutrochium fistulosum Native Range Map

Larval Host Plant (moths):
Common Pug
Haploa spp.

Additional information


Quart, Deep, Quart, Gallon