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Eutrochium maculatum 'Gateway'

Phonetic Spelling
yoo-TRO-kee-um mak-yuh-LAY-tum
Description

Joe Pye Weed 'Gateway' is a compact cultivar, shorter and with more robust flowers than other Joe Pye Weed plants. It grows 4-6 feet tall with whorls of leaves on reddish stems. In mid-summer, the tiny dusky-pink flowers appear in large clusters and attract many bees and butterflies. The attractive seed heads can persist into winter if left uncut. Prune to the ground in late winter or early spring.

'Gateway' is easy to grow in average moist soils in full sun to partial shade. Use in the back of the border, as a specimen, along water margins, moist woodland edges, naturalized areas or native and pollinator gardens. It is not drought tolerant and does best with consistently moist soil.
 

More information on Eutrochium maculatum.

See this plant in the following landscapes:
Pollinator Garden- Full Sun
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#upright#clumping#compact habit
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#upright#clumping#compact habit
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Eutrochium
    Species:
    maculatum
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern USA
    Dimensions:
    Height: 4 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 6 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Dense
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Occasionally Wet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Densely packed clusters of dusky pink to mauve fragrant flowers
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Whorled
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Lance-shaped dark green leaves in whorls of 3-4 along the stem.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Strong reddish stems
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Pond
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Rain Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Small groups
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Salt
    Wet Soil