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Eupatorium maculatum (Atropurpureum Group) 'Riesenschirm'
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eupatorium 'Riesenschirm'

'Riesenschirm' is a tall cultivar, to 2.5m in height, with large heads of wine red flowers in late summer and autumn, dark stems and deep green foliage

Synonyms
Eupatorium purpureum subsp. maculatum 'Rise and Shine'
Eupatorium purpureum subsp. maculatum 'Riesenschirm'
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Eupatorium purpureum subsp. maculatum 'Riesinschirm'
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Size
Ultimate height
1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
1–1.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Purple Red Purple Green
Autumn Purple Red Purple Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H7
Botanical details
Family
Asteraceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Name status

Accepted

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in any moist soil in full sun or partial shade. Attractive to insects

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Prairie planting
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Wildlife gardens
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Cut back at the end of the season

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

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