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Botanical names:
Eutrochium maculatum Accepted
Eupatorium purpureum var. maculatum Synonym
Eupatoriadelphus maculatus var. maculatus Synonym
Eupatorium maculatum Synonym
Eupatorium purpureum subsp. maculatum Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 36 - 72 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 24 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Water gardens
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Flood Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Stratify seeds: 3 months at 40 degrees
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Tip
Pollinators: Wasps
Moths and Butterflies
Various insects
Containers: Not suitable for containers

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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Mar 2, 2018 5:04 PM

This Spotted Joe-Pye-Weed is one of the more common species that are not that different from each other, including the Sweet and the Hollow Joe-Pyes. This species usually has 4 to 5 leaves whorled around the stems at each junction (node). The stems are usually either purple spotted or are totally purple in color and are solid inside in cross section. This species is found growing in moist to wet soils, usually in full sun. Its native range is from New England through all Michigan into all Minnesota down into much of Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania into New Jersey then down in some spots in the Appalachians to northern Georgia. It makes a good tall, upright garden perennial that is easy and reliable. It has shallow, fibrous roots and can be divided and reset if ever needed or propagated that way. It is sold by some native plant nurseries. The most common cultivar of 'Gateway' is often sold by conventional nurseries. This cultivar is more compact and bushier than the mother species.

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