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Eupatorium purpureum ssp. maculatum ‘Gateway’
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Eupatorium purpureum ssp. maculatum Gateway

<i>Eupatorium purpureum</i> ssp. <i>maculatum</i> ‘Gateway’
Eupatorium purpureum ssp. maculatum Gateway

Eupatorium

Joe-Pye Weed

Many have discovered the curative aspects of Eupatorium, yet only two have lent it their names: Eupator, a King of Pontus, and an American Indian named Joe-Pye. We prescribe these uncommon perennials for whatever ails your garden. Some delegate this rather coarse and undeniably bold member of the Asteraceae family to meadow gardens, but we’ve found that Eupatorium can provide balance and stability to formal situations as well. Best of all, butterflies love them!

Eupatorium purpureum ssp. maculatum ‘Gateway’ full sun  partial shade

In late spring, ‘Gateway’s vigorous shoots burst through the mulch. Wine-red stems develop large green coriaceous leaves, lending mass to the middle or back of the border. The dense, broad flower clusters bloom in a lavender-purple that’s both strong and soft. This uniquely muted shade feels like fall, and blends well with other late bloomers. Try it with Rudbeckia or Aster cordifolius.

Blooms August–September.

Size: 4' 0" high x 2' 0" wide; hardy to zone 4.

Eupatorium purpureum ssp. maculatum ‘Gateway’ (P-0067)
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