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Eupatorium fistulosum

Trumpetweed

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Eupatorium fistulosum (Trumpetweed)

Butterflies cannot resist the extravagant blooms of the Joe Pye family. This one offers rosy-pink flowers atop dramatically tall stems in August and September. The deep green leaves occur in attractive whorls along the length of the sturdy stems, and look great all season long. This wet meadow native prefers a rich soil with plenty of organic matter, in full sun or light shade and does well in the garden.

Additional Information:


Height
5-8 Feet

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Spread
- Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Deep Pink / Rose


USDA Hardiness Zone 3-6

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:
Works well when massed or as a backdrop for your border.

Good Companions
New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae), Prairie Cord Grass (Spartina pectinata)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

OBL

Nature Attracting

Butterfly

Root

Fibrous

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

High

Special Uses

Fragrant
Fresh Cut Flower

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Butterfly Nectar