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Eupatorium maculatum 'Purple bush'

Common name spotted Joe-Pye weed
Family asteraceae
Life cycle perennial (Z4-8)
Flowers purple (mid-late summer)
Size 2-4'
Light sun
Cultural notes average to moist garden soil
From seed Low germination rate for me - best results so far at room temperature, with exposure to light. But it does self-seed in the garden.
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripensearly October

This plant is new to our garden, and hasn't reached its full potential yet. It is supposed to have a fuller, more compact growth habit than the species. So far, it has stayed at 2'.

Eupatorium maculatum 'Purple bush'
spotted Joe-Pye weed
Although the display isn't impressive, it bloomed tentatively for us in its first year.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '03 garden. Baggy 35F (6w) - 70F (3w) - 70F with light (5w). No germination
  2. Seed from '04 garden, selected darkest, fullest seeds. Baggy 70F with light (15%G, 12-26d)

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