(Joe Pye Weed) A native to Eastern and Northern parts of the USA, Eupatorium purpureum forms large clumps of tall stalks with flat, purple-pink, flower heads in late summer.
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A native to Eastern and Northern parts of the USA, Eupatorium purpureum forms large clumps of tall stalks with flat, purple-pink, flower heads in late summer. Very good for butterflies and other native insects, this plant is spectacular when used as a back drop in flowering borders to provide architectural height.
- Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
- Soil: Any fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Flowering Period: August - September.
- Rate of Growth: Vigorous.
- Habit: Majestic, clump forming, upright perennial.
- Height: 2 - 2.5 m (6 - 8 ft)
- Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
- Notes: An excellent, tough, late flowering plant for enticing insects, bees and butterflies into the garden. This plant is later into leaf and will not usually start to grow until approx late April or occasionally early May in cold winters.
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun, Light Shade
- Eventual Size
- Herbaceous - Large (1.2m+)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil: Dry/Sandy, Site: Windy, Soil: Not Fussy, Soil: Acid, Soil: Alkaline, Soil: Damp/Wet, Site: Coastal Areas
- Special Features
- Flowers in Summer, Wildlife Friendly - Bees, Flowers in Autumn