Eutrochium purpureum subsp. maculatum ‘Gateway’

(Gateway Joe Pye Weed)


$14.99


Hardiness Zones:

 4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

Eutrochium purpureum subsp. maculatum (formerly E. maculatum) is native to damp meadows, thickets and coastal areas in eastern North America and is commonly called Joe Pye weed. ?Gateway? is a popular cultivar that is more compact than the subspecies, typically growing shorter (to 4-5? tall) and bushier with tighter and thicker inflorescences. It is an erect, clump-forming perennial that features coarsely-serrated, lance-shaped, dark green leaves (to 8? long), typically in whorls of 3-4 on sturdy, wine-red stems. Tiny, dusky rose-pink flowers in huge, terminal, domed, compound inflorescenses (12-18? diameter) bloom in mid-summer to early fall. Flowers are very attractive to butterflies. Flowers give way to attractive seed heads, which persist well into winter.

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Description

Easily grown in average, medium to wet soils in full sun. Prefers moist, fertile, humusy soils which do not dry out. Cut plants to the ground in late winter.

Additional information

Common Name

Gateway Joe Pye Weed

Botanical Name

Eutrochium purpureum subsp. maculatum 'Gateway'

Container/Amount

2 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Fast

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun

Height

4 to 5 ft.

Width

1.5 to 2 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

late summer

Flower Color

pink

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

No

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