Eupatorium (Eutrochium) dubium 'Baby Joe' stays short compared to its big brothers, but produces the same fragrant clouds of lavender-pink to mauve blooms that attract hoards of butterflies in late summer. Eupatorium dubium 'Baby Joe' is a sturdy perennial with coarse, dark, maroon-tinged green foliage and dark purple stems.
Commonly called Joe Pye Weed, Eupatorium dubium is native along the East Coast from S. Carolina to Nova Scotia.
Eupatorium dubium 'Baby Joe' prefers sun to light shade and moist soil. It will tolerate wet, even boggy situations. It is great for naturalizing in damp areas such as meadows, ditches and rain gardens, but will also grow well in average conditions.