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Eupatorium maculatum 'Atropurpureum'

Also called Boneset


More About Eupatorium maculatum 'Atropurpureum'

  • AKA Eupatoriadelphus maculatus, Eupatorium purpureum ssp. maculatum
  • Flat-topped heads of deep purple-pink flowers
  • Sharp-toothed, coarse, dark green leaves on rigid, purple, spotted stems
  • A must for the butterfly garden
  • Bloom Time: Summer

Zone:

3

Height:

150-200 cm

Spread:

90-120 cm

Colour:

Purple
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Joe Pye Weed Growing and Maintenance Tips

Often late to emerge in the spring, they grow best in an average, medium to wet, well-drained soil, in full sun to partial shade. Very adaptable to most conditions and become drought tolerant once established. In full sun and extended dry periods leaves may scorch. Pinch back stems in June to encourage a more compact, bushy plant. If planted in deep shade, eupatorium will become leggy and require staking. The overall height and width of eupatorium can vary depending on its growing conditions. Spent flowers can be left for winter interest and food for birds.


Eupatorium maculatum 'Atropurpureum' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Fast
Fast
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Summer

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Naturalizing