Joe-Pye

This afternoon, my garden buddy Lynn from Sin City to Slaterville stopped by for some Joe-Pye weed (or as she prefers boneset) to plant in her ditch.

I’m more than happy to share. It’s not like it’s scarce around here. In fact, the plant defines this place with it’s wet soils along the wetland. I’ve got several cultivars planted around the place. But I’m fond of the wild…

joe-pye weed

Bowed by the rain, it bounced back just fine.
joe-pye weed

Plenty o’Joe-Pye out into the wetland.
joe-pye weed

joe-pye weed

Eupatorium and Solidago go great together.
joe-pye weed

joe-pye weed

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5 thoughts on “Joe-Pye”

  1. It was fun, Craig! Thanks so much. Your place is so inspiring. To clarify, I call the pink one Joe-Pye and the white one boneset, but I’m the transplant here and don’t honestly know if both are both. I just like saying, “boneset” and knowing they both have a medicinal history, as Jeff was saying, too. Is the sunlit photo from this evening? We had a little shine through there at the end, but I was too muddy to go and grab the camera.

  2. Lynn, you’re absolutely right on the ‘boneset’ common name. According to my well-worn copy of ‘A to Z’, E. perfoliatum is known as boneset or thoroughwort. Several other species (including the other ones we were digging) are Joe Pye Weed. Lots of other cool names in that genus, my favorite being hemp agrimony.

  3. Love the Joe Pye in the wetland…how beautiful…i only have one plant in it’s first year…am hoping to get a cutting or two next spring to multiply…the patch with the solidago are particularly inspiring!

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