Eupatorium maculatum 'Red Dwarf' Spotted Joe Pye Weed

Available Spring 2024


Eupatorium (Eutrochium) maculatum 'Red Dwarf' is a compact plant with coarse foliage and large foamy heads of pink to wine red blooms that flower late summer through early fall on dark purple stems. Great for attracting butterflies, this one is small enough for a container on the patio.

Eupatorium maculatum, also known as Spotted Joe Pye Weed, is a perennial native to most of North America. A much smaller cultivar, at less than 4 feet, Eupatorium 'Red Dwarf' will fit better into gardens than the species, which can reach 7-10 feet tall.

Eupatorium (Eutrochium) maculatum 'Red Dwarf' prefers sun to light shade and moist to wet soil, but will also grow in average garden conditions. Eupatorium maculatum tolerates very wet sites making it good for ditches and for rain gardens.


  • Common Names: Spotted Joe Pye Weed
  • Zones: 4-8
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Prefers moist to wet soil
  • Height at Maturity: 30-36
  • Width at Maturity: 36-48
  • Bloom Color: Purple
  • Bloom Time: Late summer to early fall
  • Foliage Color: Green

Special Features

  • Attracts:
  • Tolerates: Deer. Rabbits. Clay Soil. Coastal Conditions.
  • Other Features: Container Plant. Cut Flower.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info


All orders placed now will ship in Spring 2024 unless requested otherwise.

    • Zones 9&10: Starting March 25th
    • Zone 8: Starting April 1st
    • Zone 7: Starting April 8th
    • Zone 6: Starting April 22nd
    • Zone 5: Starting May 6th
    • Zones 4-2: Starting May 13th

If you live in a warm climate and wish to receive your plants during the winter, please send us an email. Please note that we may be unable to fulfill your request if temperatures are too cold for safe transit or if the plants are dormant.

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Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.