what happened to my Joe Pye plants??
I cautiously walked on a highway offramp to collect seeds from a beautiful stand of joe pye weed a couple years ago. I waited till the winter, wintersowed them with great success, and planted the seedlings last spring. They grew to 5 or 6 inches through the season, and I was thrilled to await their arrival this year.
So far, almost everything has leafed up but my Joe Pye. None of it has come up, so I amjust hoping that it likes to arrive late. My coreopsis are the only other plant not showing itself yet. My Trilliums, Solomons Seal and Jack in the Pulpits also appear to be sleeping..
I am probably just rushing them, but of all the natives, JP is my favorite and I"ve wanted it in my garden for a long time. I guess if the seedlings dont' sprout, I could buy them from a nursery but thats so BORING--and they are very hard to find here.
Anyone growing it who has spotted it this spring??