Sunday, August 1, 2010

Falling for Joe Pye Weed

Hollow Stem Joe Pye Weed is one of my favorite plants. But the one thing I hate about it is it can fall over.

Here is a video from two years ago of the same plant just to prove it can stand up and behave. 

As you can see it's a good nectar plant. I wish it was slightly more diverse than just honey bees but I won't complain that much especially after harvesting 78 jars (final count) of honey from only two beehives. I usually get a lot of swallowtail butterflies on it too but this year they're going for the Cup Plant, Silphium perfoliatum. If you have a full sun spot I defiantly recommend this plant.