Eupatorium maculatum (Atropurpureum Group) 'Riesenschirm'

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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

    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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Eventual height & spread

A good border perennial

4

Have found it slow to establish and reach its full potential

Diddyius

Devon

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Wonderful big border plant

5

Make this a centrepiece of a mixed herbaceous border and in prairie-style planting schemes - they don't have to be huge and extensive schemes, it'll work beautifully in smaller gardens and at the back & centre of mixed flowering & grass schemes, and it extends the flowering & foliage colour season deep into autumn as it catches the lower autumn sunlight perfectly.

Mickg

Penrith

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It hasn't had time to fill out yet. Should I trim it later?

3

I also bought 2 Cork Planters. They look most attractive and are much admired - on my front doorstep.

Janika

West Yorkshire

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Irresistible to bees.

5

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.

DavidG

Essex

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Spectacular last summer - hope it does same this year

5

Good for mixing into "big" summer borders - as seen at RHS Wisley

High Ground

Oxford

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Stately and showy

5

Fabulous in moist soil. A real statement plant.

Isabel

Wiltshire

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what plants go with this plant, both height and colour?

bobbyb

Hello, I would plant this with the following... Matteuccia struthiopteris http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/matteuccia-struthiopteris/classid.1831/ Calamagrostis × acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/calamagrostis--acutiflora-karl-foerster/classid.2000012392/ Rheum palmatum http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/rheum-palmatum/classid.3531/ and Rodgersia podophylla http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/rodgersia-podophylla/classid.2000005305/

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