With dazzling clusters of pink, purple or white flowers, the under-rated Joe-Pye weed is a winner in your late season, lakes region perennial garden. Ranging in height from 2 feet to as much as 6 feet there is a variety to suit every gardener. Joe-Pye weed is a maintenance free perennial with a woodsy, wildflower look that attracts butterflies and bees by the dozens and looks right at home in a cottage garden. Large flower heads suitable for cutting, sit atop sturdy stems. The taller varieties make a bold statement as a backdrop in a border garden and pair beautifully with ornamental grasses. When most other plants have stopped flowering for the season you can rely on this late bloomer to take you into the early days of fall.