This native has large, stately, but graceful flower heads of dusty rose-pink on strong red 5–6' stems that open during August and provide a late summer and early fall complement to autumn colors. Its flower heads will be a magnet to butterflies; it easily combines with shorter perennials, and has handsome medium green leaves with a compact growth habit. Most prefer some shade at the peak of the day, but are generally tolerant of full sun in good soil. Try Joe Pye Weed in front of some of a tall grass such as Miscanthus 'Gracillimus' for a dramatic late summer effect.
Height: 5 - 6 ft