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Joe-Pye Weed

Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate'

Showy flower heads are borne on a compact clump of attractive leaves.

A little-known species related to the tall Joe-Pye Weed, native to large areas of eastern North America. This outstanding selection has dark bronzy-brown leaves in spring and summer, gradually turning green when the autumn display of fuzzy white flower clusters begins. Useful in shady situations and will even tolerate dry shade under deciduous trees once plants are established. Both the foliage and flowers are useful for cutting. Attractive to butterflies. Clumps may be easily divided in early spring.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms late summer to fall

Mature Height:

35-47 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

5-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Full Sun,Partial Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow on at 55-65° F under long days with high light levels. Keep lightly moist until new growth appears. Once actively growing, keep evenly moist allowing to dry some between watering. Balanced fertilizer can now be applied and plants benefit from one pinch to increase branching. Generally finish in 8-10 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 45-60
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: High

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining professional potting soil keeping crown of plant at same level it was in the plug. Once potted, water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Plant in moist, well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.