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Eupatorium purpureum

Joe-pye weed

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  • Eupatorium purpureum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • Eupatorium purpureum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Features

  • BloomsAugust to October
  • Height2m to 2.5m
  • Spread0.9m to 1.1m
  • Growth HabitUpright rosette
  • Flower ColourPink-purple
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Eupatorium purpureum (Joe-pye weed). This is a robust perennial which will grow to a height of 1.5-2.4m with a spread of about 1.2m or more. The leaves are about 30cm long, the flowers are large heads of tiny, purplish flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

Eastern N. America

Interest and use

Borders, ponds. This plant is very attractive to bees and butterflies.

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  • Eupatorium purpureum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Rich
  • Soil pH9.0 to 5.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Prune shrubs lightly after flowering or in spring.

Propagation

Divide in spring

Pests, diseases or disorders

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

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