Eupatorium maculatum (Atropurpureum Group) 'Riesenschirm'
joe pye weed
- 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.
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