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‘Phantom’ Joe Pye weed

Eupatorium 'Phantom'

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‘Phantom’ Joe Pye weed is an excellent 3-foot-tall perennial that was bred especially for smaller gardens and mixed containers. Plants have dark green, whorled foliage and handsome lavender to purple flower heads in late summer and fall. The blooms are darker when night temperatures are cool. Joe Pye weed attracts butterflies and other insects.

CarePrefers full sun, good drainage, and plenty of water and nutrients as it is becoming established. Reduce watering and fertilizing once plants begin to grow vigorously. They are drought tolerant if they are not used to being watered regularly.

PropagationStem cuttings.

ProblemsNothing serious, but watch for powdery mildew and rust.

  • Genus : Eupatorium
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Uses : Containers
  • Tolerance : Drought Tolerant
  • Bloom Time : Early Fall, Late Summer
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium to Wet
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
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