Joe Pye Weed, Bonset (Eupatorium maculatum)-Hort Answers - University of Illinois Extension
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Joe Pye Weed, Bonset
Eupatorium maculatum

Flowers of Joe Pye Weed
Flowers of Joe Pye Weed
Large stately plant forming massive clumps with large heads of rosy pink flowers on purplish stalks. Good for back of the border. 
Full sun in moist well drained soil 

'Gateway' 5-6 feet tall

'Phantom', 2-4 feet tall, shorter, compact variety with dark foliage

Mature Height
4-6 Feet
USDA Hardiness Zone
4 - 8 
Bloom Color
Bloom Season
August - October
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
Exposure/Light Requirements
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Pests and Problems

Environmental Damage

Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:

none serious
Additional Notes
Large plant. If more compact plant is wanted, prune back in early June. Attracts butterflies. Good late season bloom.


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Home, Yard & Garden Pest Guide
Illinois Commercial Landscape and Turfgrass Pest Management Handbook
U of IL - Distance Diagnosis through Digital Imaging
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