Eupatorium maculatum (Atropurpureum Group) 'Purple Bush'

3 × 9cm pots £23.97 £21.00
9cm pot £7.99
available to order from spring
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Buy Eupatorium maculatum (Atropurpureum Group) 'Purple Bush' Joe pye weed: A tall, late flowering perennial

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

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

    Tall, purple-flushed, leafy stems, which rarely need supporting, are topped with large dome-shaped clusters of small pinkish-mauve flowers from late summer to mid autumn. Wonderful for adding height at the back of the border.

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

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Absolutely stunning addition to my borders


This is so striking in the garden. I planted it last year and this year it's over 6 feet tall! The bees love it too so I'm very pleased.




Eupatorium maculatum or 'Joe Pye Weed.'A marvelous plant


Adds winter interest of 'dead' flowers for a long time until real winter kicks in. Nice and tall for back of borders or just for contrast.




Good plant but needs loads of water


Good healthy plants I have it four stars simply because I have struggled to get it established due to the dry weather

Sheffield gardener



Wonderful plant.


This is a remarkable plant. If you want to attract bees into your garden there are few better species than this. I have had 30+ bumblebees clustering around two plants previously. This eclipses even Buddlejas for the sheer number of bees it draws in. Quite astonishing. The foliage is very attractive and the flowers very pretty. Looks great in the middle or back of a border, or in pots on a patio. I have two which are thriving outside my patio doors. Though the chart has this plant at reaching 2m, this does not stack up with my experience. Having owned these now for two years the max height they have reached is around 1.5m, even with plant feed. So if you have a small garden and are concerned about the height of this plant, I wouldnt worry. They do however get pretty wide and thus require a fair amount of space to spread out. A great plant though...highly recommended.






This is a really attractive and useful plant for the back/middle of an herbaceous border. It took a lot of research to name and find this plant which I had seen in a landscaped garden. It was certainly worth the trouble. Tall and stately, needing no support, it has large flat dark pink flowers. It is striking and has been admired by friends and visitors - a talking point.




Needs plenty of attention but worth it.


This perennial takes a while to settle in but when most flowers are finishing in late summer it comes into its own. Tall at 3-5 ft it produces flat flower heads of small fluffy purple flowers which aren't spectacular but which last for several weeks.


South Yorkshire



4.7 6


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