Eupatorium maculatum makes an excellent background plantings grow to 4′ tall with deep green foliage with red veining and stems. Red flower clusters appear in late summer and early fall. Everyone who sees this native plant growing in the bed by the VVN shade house thinks it’s divine. Height can be controlled with an early summer cut back by half. A wide-spread native North American plant.
The plant is a food source for several butterfly species including orange sulphur, pearl crescent, painted lady, giant swallowtail, tiger swallowtail, variegated fritillary, and red admiral.
NATIVE TO MOST OF THE U.S. (NOT DESERT AREAS)