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Herbaceous PerennialSynonym

Eupatorium dubium 'Baby Joe'PBR
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'Baby Joe' is a compact, upright, bushy herbaceous plant with lance shaped, toothed, dark green leaves. Domes of panicles of purple pink flowers are produced in summer and autumn

Synonyms
Eupatorium dubium 'Baby Joe'PBR
Eupatorium maculatum (Atropurpureum Group) 'Baby Joe'
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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Purple Pink
Autumn Purple Pink
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or North–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H7
Botanical details
Family
Asteraceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Clump forming, Bushy, Columnar upright
Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in any moist soil in sun or part shade

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring or sow from seed

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Prairie planting
  • Wildlife gardens
  • Low Maintenance
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

Cut back in late autumn

Pests

May be susceptible to slugs and snails

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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