Eutrochium purpureum (Eupatorium purpureum)

Eutrochium purpureum (Eupatorium purpureum)


Sweet Joe-pye-Weed Category:


Soil: Hydric (Wet) to Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Part  to Shade
Height: 3′-8′
Color: Mauve
Bloom: July-August
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 smell like vanilla when crushed.

Suggested Uses:

This large, stately plant is much like the Joe-Pye-Weed (Eupatorium maculatum), but is more useful in shaded areas. Makes an excellent plant for the shaded rain garden or shoreline! It is well-liked by both birds and butterflies!

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

Weight 1 lbs

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