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Scientific name: Eupatorium maculatum    u-pa-to-ri-um mak-u-la-tum

Common name: Joe-Pye Weed

Design Characteristics

Height  5-6'
Spread  3-4'
Form  upright
Texture  medium-coarse
Flower color  reddish-purple
Leaf color  green
Time of bloom  August-October

Horticultural Characteristics

Light
requirement
 full sun-part shade
Soil
requirement
 -constantly moist
 -humusy soil
Propagation
method
 divide spring or fall
USDA Hardiness Zone   4-9

Miscellaneous

Peculiarities/Problems   -leaves are in whorls
Uses  -back of border
 -adds late season color
Comments  -attracts butterflies
 -does not require staking