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Eupatorium maculatum (Atropurpureum Group) 'Orchard Dene'
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common name: Joe Pye Weed
synonyms: Eupatorium purpureum ssp. maculatum 'Orchard Dene'
growth rate: fast
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: purple
main season: Summer
full sun, part shade
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
Selected at Orchard Dene Nurseries, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, UK