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Eupatorium sordidum

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Features

  • BloomsDecember
  • Height2m to 3m
  • Spread1m to 3m
  • Growth HabitBushy round
  • Flower ColourPale purple
  • Leaf ColourDeep green

Description

Eupatorium sordidum. This species of shrub is rounded and bushy, the leaves are opposite with broadly ovate toothed and deep green leaves. The flowers are borne in terminal corymbs of pale purple fragrant blooms.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Mexico

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°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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