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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 (Eutrochium purpureum ‘Big Umbrella’) is a robust summer blooming perennial that is highly attractive to butterflies. It produces large flower clusters atop 5-6’ tall plants which contain hundreds of tiny pink 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’ sweet-scented Joe-pye weed combines nicely with grasses such as little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) and broomsedge bluestem (Andropogon virginicus) as well as perennials such as (Vernonia noveboracensis), black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida), cutleaf coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata), tall tickseed (Coreopsis tripteris), swamp sunflower (Helianthus angustifolius), and sweet goldenrod (Solidago odora). Formerly known as Eupatorium purpureum ‘Big Umbrella’. Zones 4-8.  

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  • Flower Color
  • Summer Foliage Color
  • Other Scientific Names

    Eupatorium purpureum var. purpureum

  • Fall Foliage Color
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    brown, tan 

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