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Eupatorium ianthinum

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Features

  • Height3m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourPale purple

Description

Eupatorium ianthinum. This species of shrub is 3m tall with broadly ovate leaves. The flowers are pale purple and fragrant.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Sub tropical and tropical areas world-wide

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers, some also for their architectural foliage.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Prune shrubs lightly after flowering or in spring.

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds in the spring, the shrubs and sub-shrubs may also be propagated by softwood or greenwood cuttings in the summer, perennials by division in early spring or autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mite and white fly may be troublesome under glass. Outside, snails and slugs.

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