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Eupatorium maculatum (Atropurpureum Group) 'Riesenschirm'
common name: Joe Pye Weed
synonyms: Eupatorium purpureum ssp. maculatum 'Reisenschirm'
growth rate: fast
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: pink
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
Sturdy, erect purplish stems of dark green leaves. Large heads of purple-pink flowers in summer and early autumn.
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