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Planting Instructions for Eupatorium (Joe-Pye weed):

Bloom Time:  Late summer Light:  Full sun to part shade
Soil:  Average to rich, moist Moisture:  Average to moist
Planting Depth:  Top of the crown 1" deep, mulch after planting Spacing:  24 to 30"

Upon arrival:  Unpack box and check that you have everything on your packing list. Eupatorium like to be just slightly dry when dormant. Plant everything within a few days.

Soil/Location:  Plant your Eupatorium in full sun to part shade in average to rich, moist soil. They are adaptable to just about any soil type but their best growth is when there is consistent moisture. If you aren't able to provide enough moisture choose a location with protection from the hot afternoon sun.

Moisture:  Joe-Pye weed is native to swamps, wet meadows and the edges of streams, lakes and ponds, so it really does enjoy moist conditions, but at the same time it is highly adaptable to any good soil with frequent watering. In severe droughts Eupatorium will wilt and the leaf edges may turn crispy but plants will recover once moisture returns.

Spacing:  24 to 30"

Depth:  Plants grow from a main crown that spreads underground. Plant with the top of the crown about 1" below the soil although some sprouts may be deeper. Mulch after planting to help keep them cool and moist.

General Instructions:  Amend your garden with compost or peat humus to enrich the soil and add peat moss for moisture retention, if needed. Mix a couple teaspoons of garden food or bone meal into the planting hole and plant at the depth listed. After planting you can water them in good once, then wait for them to sprout. Once actively growing water them two to three times a week, as needed, for best growth.

Landscape Uses:  Joe-Pye weed is a wonderful plant for late summer color, often blooming for months. Because it is so adaptable it can be used in many different garden settings. The very large Eupatorium work as stately vertical accents or as a backdrop to the perennial garden but the dwarf forms such as Eupatorium 'Phantom' PP#18354 blend better in the mixed perennial garden. They look great with other late summer blooming plants such as Helianthus, Sedum, and Agastache, but combine well with other moisture loving plants such as Siberian and Louisiana Iris, Alchemilla (lady's mantle), Ligularia, Chelone, Lobelia, Hibiscus, and Liatris.

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