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Eupatorium maculatum Atropurpurea, commonly known as Joe-Pye weed, is a herbaceous perennial plant that is native to North America. This variety is prized for its striking, dark purple-red flowers that bloom in mid to late summer, attracting butterflies and other pollinators to the garden.
Growing up to 6 feet tall and 3-4 feet wide, Eupatorium maculatum Atropurpurea has a tall, upright growth habit with sturdy stems that do not require staking. The foliage is deep green and has a slightly coarse texture, adding a lush background to the garden. The plant thrives in full sun to partial shade and prefers moist, well-drained soils. It can also tolerate drought once established.
Eupatorium maculatum Atropurpurea is an excellent choice for naturalizing, wild gardens, and native plantings. It can also be used as a cut flower and in the back of the border. The plant attracts bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects to the garden, making it a great addition to any pollinator-friendly landscape. It is also deer-resistant and low-maintenance, making it an easy and beautiful plant to grow in the garden.
Bloom Time Aug-Oct