Eutrochium maculatum (Eupatorium maculatum)

Eutrochium maculatum (Eupatorium maculatum)


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Key Information:

Soil: Hydric (Wet) – Mesic (medium)
Sun: Full Sun
Height: 4-6 feet
Bloom Color: Pink-Lavender
Bloom Season: June – August
*Salt tolerant*

More Details:

Suggested Uses: Joe-Pye Weed plants are very tall and stout! Excellent for the back border or along a fence line. This plant is also widely used for shoreline restoration, moist meadows and large rain gardens. The flowers provide much-needed nectar for butterflies and the birds love the insects that hide amongst the fluffy seed heads. Can be found near calcareous fens.

Native Range: Native throughout much of the U.S. but particularly common in the Great Lakes and the Northeast regions.

Pollinators/Habitat: Bees, butterflies and moths including the federally endangered Rusty Patched Bumble Bee (Bombus affinis). A very important nectar source for adult monarch butterflies. A great plant for birds.

Flowers: The large flat-topped 4-8″ cluster is made up of individual fuzzy flower heads. The flower heads are 1/3″ wide and contain only disk flowers.

Leaves: The whorled thick leaves are 3″ to 8″ long and coarsely toothed.

Name: The King of Pontus – Mithridates Eupator, used Eupatorium as an antidote for poison.

Other Names: Spotted Joe Pye Weed

More information: USDA plant profile

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs

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