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Eupatorium maculatum - 'Purple Bush' (Joe Pye Weed, Eupatorium)

Eupatorium maculatum - 'Purple Bush' (Joe Pye Weed,  Eupatorium)

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Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Upright Taller-Growing Clump
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Purple Flowers (Summer late), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Eupatorium maculatum Description

This herbaceous Eupatorium is well suited to naturalistic drift or prairie planting, where it will quickly grow up to 1 - 1.5 metres in height. Joe Pye Weed is also very attractive to nectar feeding insects and provides late and long lasting blossom, being well suited to planting among grasses and other semi wild herbaceous plants.

Eupatorium maculatum - Cultivation Notes

Eupatorium is a tough fast growing herbaceous perennial for planting in a position in full or part sun. Just avoid any soil that that is not excessively dry. Eupatorium is especially tolerant of clay soils.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Eupatorium maculatum:

  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Eupatorium maculatum

  • Invasive top growth
  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

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Common Missspellings: Euphatorium, Eufatorium, Uphatoreum