Botanical Name: Eupatorium maculatum ‘Atropurpureum’
Common Name: “Joe Pye Weed”
Height: 5 to 7 Feet
Spread: 2.5 to 3 Feet
Light: Full sun to partial shade
Flattened clusters of small, rich-purple flowers are gathered together and held aloft by dark wine-hued stems beginning in late-summer and persisting into early-fall. These tall, moisture-loving native wildflowers provide a stately architectural presence for the back of the border where they attract an appreciative entourage of nectar-lovers: butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds.