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Eupatorium maculatum 'Gateway' ('Gateway' Joe Pye weed)

Eupatorium maculatum 'Gateway' Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Bluestone Perennials


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Eupatorium maculatum 'Gateway' yew-pah-TOR-ee-um mak-yew-LAY-tum Common Name: 'Gateway' Joe Pye weed 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.
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
Tolerance Drought Tolerant
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, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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