Plant Family / Eupatorium - Joe-Pye Weeds
Appreciated for their stature, ease of cultivation and attractive flowers, Eupatorium (Joe-Pye Weed) are strong growing annuals, perennials or shrubs that provide a wonderful garden presence. Their blooms consist of tiny rosy to purplish-pink flowers densely packed into dense, fluffy flowerheads which are attractive to bees and butterflies in search of nectar. Easy to grow, they help create terrific plant combinations in the late summer to fall garden.
Highly popular, Eupatorium maculatum (Atropurpureum Group) 'Gateway' (Joe-Pye Weed) is loved by gardeners for its large, densely packed clusters of mauve-pink flowers, up to 8 in. wide (20 cm), atop sturdy reddish-purple stems.
Perfect for the back of a border, Eupatorium maculatum (Atropurpureum Group) 'Riesenschirm' (Joe-Pye Weed) is a very architectural perennial, prized for its huge, densely packed clusters of rich pink-purple flowers in late summer and fall. Borne atop sturdy burgundy stems, the blossoms are attractive to bees and butterflies in search of nectar.