This selection of the delightful East Coast native Joe Pye weed was chosen for its compact habit and large, billowy flower heads of purplish-pink. Stems are wine-red and grow 4 - 6 ft. tall and steadily increase to form broad drifts. Dies back in the winter but vigorously re-emerge in spring. The mid-summer flowers are favored by butterflies and bees, the seeds that follow are relished by gold finches. Best with regular to moderate water and full sun. Sweetly fragrant.
Eupatorium maculatum 'Gateway'
Joe Pye weed