Eupatorium maculatum (Atropurpureum Group) 'Riesenschirm'

joe pye weed

2 litre pot £8.99 Email me when in stock
1 year guarantee

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: any moist soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Superb architectural perennial with huge heads of dark pink-purple flowers in late summer held above strong burgundy stems. Perfect for the back of a border, it is a magnet for butterflies, and the fluffy seedheads look good well into winter.

  • Garden care: Cut back and compost the stems after flowering. Remove unwanted seedlings as they appear.

Ageratina altissima ‘Chocolate’

white snakeroot (syn. Eupatorium)

A late-flowering perennial with lovely, dark foliage

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Lathyrus latifolius 'Rosa Perle'

everlasting sweet pea (syn. Pink Pearl)

Vigorous climber with magenta flowers

£9.99 Buy

Stipa gigantea

golden oats

Excellent for the back of the border

£9.99 Buy

Anemone × hybrida 'Königin Charlotte'

Japanese anemone ( syn. Queen Charlotte )

Brings autumn colour to the garden

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