eupatorium maculatum (joe pye weed) native

Size: 1 litre
  • AKA Eupatoriadelphus maculatus, eupatorium purpureum ssp. maculatum
  • flat-topped heads of purple-pink flowers
  • sharp-toothed, coarse, dark green leaves on rigid, purple, spotted stems
  • a must for the butterfly garden
  • bloom time: summer
  • eupatorium maculatum is still used for natural, herbal remedies
  • zone 4
  • height 150-175cm
  • spread 60-120cm
  • colour pink
  • often late to emerge in the spring, they grow best in an average, medium to wet, well-drained soil, in full sun to partial shade
  • very adaptable to most conditions and become drought tolerant once established
  • in full sun and extended dry periods leaves may scorch
  • pinch back stems in June to encourage a more compact, bushy plant
  • if planted in deep shade, eupatorium will become leggy and require staking
  • the overall height and width of eupatorium can vary depending on its growing conditions
  • spent flowers can be left for winter interest and food for birds
  • full sun, partial sun/shade
  • attracts birds 
  • attracts butterflies
  • fast growing
  • rabbit resistant
  • deer resistant
  • native to ontario
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)