'Gateway' Joe Pye weed

Eupatorium maculatum 'Gateway'

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Bluestone Perennials
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'Gateway' Joe Pye weed (Eupatorium maculatum 'Gateway')
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Synonyms:  Eupatorium purpureum ssp. maculatum 'Gateway'
Genus:  Eupatorium
This cultivar of the eastern North American native Joe Pye weed is shorter and bushier than the species. From late summer into fall, its domes of dusky pink flowers attract butterflies and other insects. The seedheads persist well into winter. Grow 'Gateway' in a border, meadow, or cottage garden. It does best in soil that does not dry out.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  The blooms attract butterflies and are good cut flowers.
Care:  Provide full sun to light shade and moist, humusy soil that does not dry out.
Problems:  Nothing serious.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Pace
Fast Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium to Wet
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Native,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Fall,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Pink Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Naturalizing,
Waterside
Style
Cottage Garden,
Meadow Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Type
Perennials

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