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Eupatorium maculatum

Spotted Joe-Pye Weed

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Eupatorium maculatum (Spotted Joe-Pye Weed)

Spotted Joe-Pye Weed is a coarse, clumping perennial with a whorled leaf arrangement bearing 3-6 lanceolate leaves at each node. The plant's name comes from its characteristic dark purple spots on its stems, though sometimes the stems are solid dark purple. Like the other Eupatoriums, this is a butterfly magnet and does well in moist to wet sites.

Additional Information:


Height
4-6 Feet

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Spread
2-3 Feet

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Lavender


USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:
A great choice for a butterfly rain garden. When massed, the lightly fragrant lavender flower heads make a showy display.

Good Companions
Marsh Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata), Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis), Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

FACW+

Nature Attracting

Butterfly

Root

Fibrous

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

High

Special Uses

Fragrant
Fresh Cut Flower
Bog

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Butterfly Nectar