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Gateway Eupatorium Plant

  • - Common Boneset
  • - Height: 5-10 feet
  • - Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • - Exposure: Full Sun
  • - Bloom Time: July-September
  • - Each Quart contains 1 Gateway Eupatorium Plant
Plant Features

Gateway Eupatorium Plants produces generous numbers of wine-red buds that open to form clouds of lavender blossoms. The deep purple stems are a noticeable support for its large leaves, while the lofty vertical growth provides a majestic backdrop to shorter plants. Joe-Pye weed provide colorful, late season, nectar-filled flowers that butterflies and bees find irresistible, and the seedheads that follow provides food for the wild birds. The plants will produce their best blooms when the soil is moist; however, they are tolerate drought once established. Deer tend to avoid it.

Companion Planting: Aster, Echinacea, Grasses, Hydrangea, Rudbeckia, Sedum

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 4+ hours
Soil Moisture Moist to Wet
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Clay soil, Salty soil, Sandy soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then once every Spring
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Height Category Tall
Mature Spread 4 feet
Habit Upright
Flower Color Pink, Purple
Foliage Color Green
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Wild Birds
Garden Styles Butterfly Garden, Cottage Garden, Pollinator Garden, Prairie Garden
Plant Used for Borders and Edging, Focal Point, Texture, Winter Interest
Critter Resistance Deer, Rabbit
Pet Friendly Yes
Plant Type Hybrid

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Gateway Eupatorium Plant (Joe-Pye Weed)

I ordered 4 Joe-Pye weeds and they arrived healthy and on time. They are doing great! We have an area in our yard that is damp and has standing water when it rains. I searched for years for something that would thrive there and I think I found it! I gifted one to my native plant loving cousin and his is also doing well. Looking forward to seeing it grow for years to come!

From Theresa | July 05, 2021

Joe-Pye Weed

If the Gateway Eupatorium Plant is called a weed, it is truly a beautiful weed! Our garden club calls it a wonderful Native Plant, and it grew so beautiful and bushy, the bees and butterflies love it. I do too! I have it in my butterfly garden, surrounded by the Baby Joe Pye Weed plants I got from GrowJoy too. 

From Nancy | January 29, 2021

gateway joe pye weed

This was the only company that I could find that sold the plant. They were huge and very healthy. Growing great in my garden. Can't wait until they bloom.

From gina | June 23, 2019

Pye weed

I had concerns about ordering live plants thru the mail. And since I have never done so in the past I had some serious apprehensions this time. But when I received my order, which included the gateway joe-pye weed, I was really surprised. All the plants were healthy and undamaged. They were, though, just a little shaken up from the postal journey. But after unwrapping them and giving them all a drink, they perked right up. And as for customer service, I think they're the best. I just wish other businesses treated their customers as well. Also, grow joys prices are great! All I can say is, I'll be back!

From Joel | May 11, 2019

fast shipping

Nice size well rooted plant.It shipped the day after I ordered and was very well packaged. Cant wait to see how it does in the spring.

From susan | September 07, 2018

Eupatorium | Gateway | Joe-Pye Weed Plant

Ordered plants arrived on time, and with strong root systems in the usual quality protective packaging I have come to expect from this vendor. These should be a good addition to our butterfly garden.

From John | June 26, 2018

Nice Eupatorium Plants

I called in late May, 2015 to order 3 Gateway Eupatoriums and GrowJoy had the plants on hand. I received the order in just a couple days and the plants were very nice. Also, the person I talked with was courteous and helpful. Reviewers on the Dave's Garden web site had given them good reviews overall. I have marked GrowJoy as a favorite and will be doing business with them in the future.

From Janell | June 01, 2015

Gateway Eupatorium

This is the first time I have tried Joe Pye weed and I am so looking forward to seeing how it performs. At the moment it is tiny so I have transferred it to a larger pot and am taking good care of it before putting it in a sunny spot in my garden. Although small the plant arrived very healthy and I was very satisfied with the prompt service I received.

From Patricia | May 28, 2015

Gateway Eupatorium Plant

Everything I get from GrowJoy is in great condition, will always order from you.

From Regina | May 11, 2015

Great Plants

Eupatorium plants arrived quickly and are very large and healthy. We are expecting these to grow and remain healthy as other plants from GrowJoy.  Thank you!!

From GARY | May 07, 2015