Eutrochium purpureum (Eupatorium purpureum)
$4.25 – $7.95
Soil: Hydric (Wet) to Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Part to Shade
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.
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!
Name: The King of Pontus – Mithridates Eupator, used Eupatorium as an antidote for poison.