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!
Earning an AGM for its handsome, compact bushy habit and irresistible long-lasting floral spectacle, this easy-care late season bloomer touts a shorter more manageable height than its towering brethren. Durable upright purple-flecked stems garbed with whorled lance-like deep green leaves hoist the soft-looking broad domes of hushed rosy-purple flowers that are arranged in a looser, less snug fashion. Enjoyed by swallows, butterflies and numerous bee species, ‘Purple Bush’ creates splendid color echoes amongst Persicaria ‘Purple Spear’ and Veronicastrum ‘Cupid’.
Size: 4-1/2' – 5' 0" high x 2' 0" wide.
Hardy to zone 4.
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