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botanical name:
Eupatorium maculatum (Atropurpureum Group) 'Riesenschirm'
Eupatorium maculatum (Atropurpureum Group) 'Riesenschirm' © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Joe Pye Weed
synonyms:  Eupatorium purpureum ssp. maculatum 'Reisenschirm'
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 1.60m
width: 1.00m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: pink
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
description:
Sturdy, erect purplish stems of dark green leaves. Large heads of purple-pink flowers in summer and early autumn.

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

propagation:
By division of clumps in spring.

usage:
Good for wildlife plantings - much favoured by bees and butterflies

other notes:
RHS AGM

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