Joe pye weed

Eupatorium maculatum Atropurpureum Group

Joe pye weed - Eupatorium maculatum  Atropurpureum Group

Common Name: Joe pye weed
Genus: Eupatorium
Species: maculatum
Cultivar: Atropurpureum Group

Category: Aquatic & Bog Garden Plants

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 2.20 m (220 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 1.00 m (100 cm)

Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

  • Soil: any moist soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September

    Gigantic domed clusters of small purple-pink flowers are held on tall self-supporting red stems with lance-shaped bright green leaves from July to September. This majestic perennial will give height and drama to a moist border wildlife or bog garden in sun or partial shade. It needs space to spread and will self-seed freely.
  • Garden care: Cut back and compost the stems after flowering. Renmove unwanted seedlings as they appear.


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