Many have discovered the curative aspects of Eupatorium, yet only two have lent it their names: Eupator, a King of Pontus, and a Native American named Joe-Pye. We prescribe these undemanding perennials for whatever ails your garden. Some delegate this rather coarse and undeniably valiant member of the Asteraceae family to meadow gardens, but we’ve found that Eupatorium can provide balance and stability to formal situations as well. Best of all, butterflies love them!
Eupatorium maculatum ‘Gateway’ (P-0067)
In late spring, ‘Gateway’s vigorous shoots burst through the mulch. Wine-colored stems develop large green coriaceous leaves, lending mass to the middle or rear of a mixed planting. Dense, broad flower clusters present a lavender-purple that’s both strong and soft. This uniquely muted color feels like fall and blends well with other late bloomers such as Rudbeckia or Aster ‘Bluebird’.
Size: 4' 0" high x 2' 0" wide.
Hardy to zone 4.
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