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Eutrochium maculatum ‘Gateway’

Native Plants

Gateway Spotted Joe-Pye Weed

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Summary

Bold and beautiful, Gateway spotted Joe-pye weed (Eutrochium maculatum ‘Gateway’) is a statuesque perennial with enormous dusty-pink flowers that attracts multitudes of butterflies. It is more compact in habit than the species, reaching a height of 5-6’. This Eutrochium will thrive in sunny locations with moist, fertile soils. If you can resist cutting the flowers for the vase, the seedheads will extend the season of interest. It may be used as a background plant in the border, in meadows, and is particularly lovely near the waters edge. Flowering from mid to late summer, ‘Gateway’ spotted Joe-pye weed combines well with tall native grasses as well as perennials such as black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida), ox-eye(Heliopsis helianthoides), sweet goldenrod(Solidago odora), and New York ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensis). Formerly known as Eupatorium maculatum ‘Gateway’. Zones 4-8. 


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  • Plant Type
    perennial 
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    full-sun-to-partial-shade 
  • Foliage Character
    deciduous 
  • Soil Moisture
    average-to-moist 
  • Flowering Period
    mid-to-late-summer
  • Soil PH
    adaptable 
  • Flower Color
    pink 
  • Summer Foliage Color
    green 
  • Other Scientific Names

    Eupatorium maculatum var. maculatum ‘Gateway’

     
  • Fall Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    brown