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Eupatorium maculatum Gateway

2016/8/11 12:16:09
'Gateway' Joe Pye weed (Eupatorium maculatum 'Gateway') yew-pah-TOR-ee-um mak-yew-LAY-tum Synonyms: Eupatorium purpureum ssp. maculatum 'Gateway' Genus: Eupatorium This cultivar of the eastern North American native Joe Pye weed is shorter and bushier than the species. From late summer into fall, its domes of dusky pink flowers attract butterflies and other insects. The seedheads persist well into winter. Grow 'Gateway' in a border, meadow, or cottage garden. It does best in soil that does not dry out. Noteworthy Characteristics: The blooms attract butterflies and are good cut flowers. Care: Provide full sun to light shade and moist, humusy soil that does not dry out. Problems: Nothing serious.

Overview

Height 3 ft. to 6 ft. Spread 3 ft. to 6 ft. Growth Pace Fast Grower Light Full Sun to Part Shade Moisture Medium to Wet Maintenance Low Characteristics Attracts Butterflies, Native, Showy Flowers Bloom Time Early Fall, Late Summer, Summer Flower Color Pink Uses Beds and Borders, Naturalizing, Waterside Style Cottage Garden, Meadow Garden Seasonal Interest Summer Interest Tolerance Drought Tolerant Type Perennials

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