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Common Perennials

Joe Pye Weed, Bonset
Eupatorium maculatum

Flowers of Joe Pye Weed
Flowers of Joe Pye Weed

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
 
Mature Height
4 - 6 Feet
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
4 - 8 
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Foliage Color
Green
 
Bloom Color
Pink
 
Bloom Season
August - October
 
Size
Tall
 

Features

Large stately plant forming massive clumps with large heads of rosy pink flowers on purplish stalks. Good for back of the border.

Culture

Full sun in moist well drained soil

Cultivars

'Gateway' 5-6 feet tall

'Phantom', 2-4 feet tall, shorter, compact variety with dark foliage

Notes

Large plant. If more compact plant is wanted, prune back in early June. Attracts butterflies. Good late season bloom.