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botanical name:
Eupatorium maculatum (Atropurpureum Group) 'Orchard Dene'
Eupatorium maculatum (Atropurpureum Group) 'Orchard Dene' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Joe Pye Weed
synonyms:  Eupatorium purpureum ssp. maculatum 'Orchard Dene'
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 2.50m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: purple
stem/bark: purple
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -39°C
USDA zone: 3 to 9
Large clump forming perennial. Sturdy, erect purplish stems with dark markings. Dark green leaves. Large heads of dusky pinkish-purple flowers in late summer and early autumn. A very good form of 'Atropurpureum'.

Moist soil in full sun or shade. Does well near water.

By division of clumps in spring.

Good for wildlife plantings - much favoured by bees and butterflies

other notes:
Selected at Orchard Dene Nurseries, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, UK

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