Plant it in open areas well-drained slightly dry soil in the full sun. It is tolerant of hot dry conditions. Its airy pink seed heads float gracefully above the dense clumping foliage. Start seed indoors 8 weeks before frost after 30 days of cold stratification.
Eutrochium maculatum 'Gateway', Joe Pye Weed
Height: 4'-6'. Spread: 1.5'-2'. Pink/mauve flowers. Prefers moist soil. Germination: Cold stratification.