Eupatorium purpureum subsp. maculatum 'Gateway'

Joe-pye Weed

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Eupatorium purpureum subsp. maculatum 'Gateway' (syn. E. maculatum 'Gateway') – Huge pink, domed flowers are a bee and butterfly draw from late summer into the autumn. Flowers set atop dark purple stems decorated with whorls of opposite green blades. Not a new plant but a really good one. And one that is perhaps not suited to the most refined of gardens though with the right vision and hands it could be made to happen in a respectable manner. It's all about vision. It is a plant very well suited to the full sun cottage garden, the semi-wild meadow garden, the perennial garden and the warm season grass garden in which other late blooming denizens might accompany – the perennial sunflowers, asters, ironweeds, goldenrods, etc., all of which are great bee and butterfly plants in their own right. Moisture retaining soil is important for the happiness of this terrific, tough perennial. Cutting or division grown.


4-6 ft


4-6 ft


Medium Pink
Item Description Price  
EUPAPUGA Eupatorium purpureum 'Gateway' (3.5 inch Square Press Fit Pot Extra Deep – 1.52 pints / 720 ml.) $12.00 Sold Out

Characteristics and Attributes for Eupatorium purpureum subsp. maculatum 'Gateway'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Summer / Autumn

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant
  • Butterflies
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees


  • Full Sun
  • Mostly Sunny


  • Border
  • Wildlife Garden
  • Natural Garden
  • Massing
  • Cutting Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Draining
  • Fertile
  • Moist

Propagated By

  • Cutting
  • Division