Eupatorium maculatum 'Gateway'

Joe Pye weed

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.

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