Eupatorium fortunei Pink Frost
This variegated Joe-Pye Weed comes from Asia, where it has been used medicinally for centuries. Deeply serrated green leaves are edged in creamy yellow, sometimes fading to white with summer heat. Deep pink flowers are great for arrangements. Can tolerate part shade, but if foliage stays damp powdery mildew can be a problem when not in full sun. Doesn’t need a pinch, but will become very bushy if given one in early June. Butterflies love it. It will not reseed like other Joe-Pye Weeds.
Photo courtesy of Creek Hill Nursery.
- Botanical Name
- Eupatorium fortunei Pink Frost
- Common Name
- Pink Frost Joe-Pye Weed
- Late Summer
- Hardy to Zone