Eupatorium purp. maculatum Gateway

Joe Pye Weed, Boneset, Eutrochium

Type: Perennials
Height: Tall to 6' (Plant 24" apart)
Bloom Time: Late Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Half Sun/ Half Shade
Zones: 4-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay
Flower / Accent: Rose / Red
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
A new choice of "Joe-Pye weed" flowering July to September. Robust plants carry wine-red coloration, particularly in the stems. Eupatorium Gateway has flower clusters that are red. In the background, or along pond or stream edges, or on the edge of woodlands, a truly showy, decorative plant. Road salt tolerant.

Features to Note:

  • Wet Site Tolerant
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant
  • Attracts Birds
  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Deer Resistant
  • Good for Cut Flowers

Eupatorium General Information:

Eupatorium are great perennials to add stature to the back of the border without ever needing to be staked. An excellent performer that will tolerate a moist site. Lots of late summer color attractive to butterflies. Eupatorium has recently been reclassified to Eutrochium.

Eupatorium Plant Care:

Best in a consistently moist site. If height control is desired, pinch plants in early June when they are about 3' tall. This will cause additional branching to emerge from one pinched stem which creates bushier plants with just slightly smaller 5" diameter flowers. Benefits from division every 4-5 years in spring or fall. Slow to emerge in spring. Stems and seedheads are attractive in early winter.

$10.95 ea.
(3+) $10.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: EUGW