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EUPATORIUM maculatum 'Atropurpureum'

Commonly known as Ague weed, Joe Pye weed, Thorough-wort

Upright clump-forming herbaceous plant with purple flowers which butterflies love
Further Reading....

 

  • Purple - Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
  • Height - 2.2m (7ft)
  • Spread - 1m (3ft)
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - clump forming perennial. Lance-shaped to oval, finely-toothed, coarse, purple-tinted leaves to 25cm (10in) long. Terminal domed panicles of flowers 10-15cm (4-6in) across.
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - wildlife plant - bees, butterflies.
  • Pests & Diseases - slugs, aphids.
  • Place of origin - eastern USA.
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Soil Conditions - Alkaline / Chalk loving
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly
  • Butterfly friendly
  • Rabbit Resistant
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2.2m (7ft)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Average Person
  1m (3ft)
 

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