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Eupatorium maculatum - Joe-Pie Weed “Gateway”

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.


Height: 3-6 feet
Width: 3-6 feet
Zone: 4-9
Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
Landscape Uses: Border, Attracts Butterflies, Naturalizing
Bloom: Pink
Blooms: Summer/Fall


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