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Eutrochium purpureum ‘Big Umbrella’

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Big Umbrella Sweet-Scented Joe-Pye Weed

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Big Umbrella sweet-scented Joe-Pye weed is a robust summer-blooming perennial that is highly attractive to butterflies. It produces large pink flower clusters atop 5-6’ tall plants containing hundreds of tiny flowers. While naturally adapted to moist soils, it is quite adaptable to dry garden sites as well. This plant naturalizes nicely in meadows and woodland edges or can be used in the perennial border. ‘Big Umbrella’ combines nicely with grasses such as Schizachyrium scoparium and Andropogon virginicus as well as perennials such as Vernonia noveboracensis, Rudbeckia fulgida, Rudbeckia lacinata, Coreopsis tripteris, Helianthus angustifolius, and Solidago odora.

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  • Plant Type
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
  • Foliage Character
  • Soil Moisture
    average, moist 
  • Flowering Period
  • Soil PH
  • Flower Color
  • Summer Foliage Color
  • Other Scientific Names

    Eupatorium purpureum var. purpureum

  • Fall Foliage Color
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    brown, tan 

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