Joe Pye Weed has long been used in large gardens and parks to attract butterflies in late summer and fall. However, most varieties grow very large and are difficult to incorporate into the average home garden.
'Little Joe' PP16122 changes all that! At a height of only 3-4 feet, it easily fits into the middle to rear of the flower border or even in large containers. It looks very much like a miniature version of the original, with its sturdy dark purple-red stems, rugose green foliage, and large domed panicles of mauve-purple flowers. They attract butterflies in droves (Monarchs love this plant!). This plant is also nice for adding color in the garden at a time when many other plants are finished for the season.