Saturday, August 28, 2010

A front meadow

The perennials that we've planted as a beginning to the small front meadow in the mountains are looking good. There are only a few grasses so far, so I guess it's more of a 'border' than a meadow, but it's largely native perennials, which I've planted in more of a meadow than border way.   I've been enjoying its seasonal change as new plants begin flowering.

Joe-Pye in meadow
Started last fall, I guess it isn't surprising that I was thinking about fall-flowering plants at the time, although I tried to think spring and summer on the spring additions.  A Joe-Pye Weed is a standout, and a current butterfly magnet. 

This one is a shorter-in-stature cultivar, with a nicely-branched habit) -- I just went out to see if it still had a tag (nope). Hmm.  No record of having posted about it using the cultivar name, either.  Hmm.  I think it might have been 'Little Joe' or a hybrid between the two common species, becoming Eupatorium dubium, and then selected for stature.


  1. We first encountered Joe-Pye Weed at RHS Wisley in 2011 - and immediately fell in love with it. Since then we've been trying to build up a stock of plants (currently 8) for our (eventual) prairie garden.
    Can it be propagated by division Lisa?

  2. Rob, it can be propagated by division (spring or fall), through cuttings, and by seed, too, if you have a good species! Enjoy, Lisa


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