February 1, 2023
Eupatorium maculatum 'Atropurpureum'

Eupatorium maculatum 'Atropurpureum'

Eupatorium maculatum ‘Atropurpureum’ is a herbaceous perennial. It belongs to the Asteraceae family of plants. it is native to North America. The name maculatum refers to its purplish spots on the stem. It has purplish stems and a flat-topped pink cluster of flowers.

Eupatorium maculatum 'Atropurpureum'
Eupatorium maculatum ‘Atropurpureum’

Eupatorium maculatum ‘Atropurpureum’ flowers in summer and autumn followed by seeds that are rather attractive even in winter months. It grows from 5 to 8ft or 1.5m to 2.4m. It attracts bees and butterflies and the seeds are a food source for birds.

Eupatorium maculatum 'Atropurpureum'
Eupatorium maculatum ‘Atropurpureum’

How to grow Eupatorium maculatum ‘Atropurpureum’:

Eupatorium maculatum ‘Atropurpureum’ is easy to grow and hardy. Grow it in the sun or partial shade. Plant it in moist and fertile but well-drained soil. It does tolerate wet soil or clay. It is deer and rabbit resistant. It is a self-seeder but not invasive. It is a larval host for a variety of moths including Rugby Tiger moth and Clymene moth.

Eupatorium maculatum 'Atropurpureum'
Eupatorium maculatum ‘Atropurpureum’

Other names for Eupatorium maculatum ‘Atropurpureum’:

Eupatorium atropurpureum Group
Eupatorium purpureum ‘Atropurpureum’
Eupatorium purpureum subsp. maculatum ‘Atropurpureum’
Eupatorium maculatum ‘Atropurpureum’
Eupatorium fistulosum ‘Atropurpureum’
Eupatorium purpureum var. atropurpureum
Eupatorium atropurpureum


And commonly known as :
Spotted Joe-Pye Weed
Joe-Pye Weed
Spotted Trumpetweed

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