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Common Name: Joe Pye Weed      Latin Name: Eupatorium purpureum      Size: 5 (min) to 6 (max)
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Eupatorium purpureum
Maximum Height: 6 feet

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Category: Perennial
Genus: Eupatorium
species: purpureum
Size: 5 (min) to 6 (max)
Size Description:
Plant type: native American perennial
Height x width: 5 to 7 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide, even taller if grown in the shade
Growth habit: Upright
Foliage: Whorled, usually 3 to 5 leaves at each node. Leaves are 8 to 12 inches long, strongly serrated, with a lanceolate shape. Stems are often purple at the nodes. Crushed foliage smells like vanilla
Flowers: Small individual purple/pink/mauve flowers in a large terminal panicle that is up to 1.5 feet across
Culture: Best in full sun with abundant moisture. Can be pruned in spring to control height
Pests and problems: Not tolerant of summer heat or drought
Uses: Border, specimen
Propagation: Seed, division
Cultivars: E. maculatum ‘Gateway’ is a smallish cultivar, 5 feet tall, with mauve-pink flowers atop red stems
Notes courtesy of Sue Trusty.
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Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
Location: Ault Park 5090 Observatory Circle Cincinnati OH [Latitude: 39.132277850000000 Longitude: -84.411589583333300] Specimen: 1484
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