Eupatorium fistulosum is native to North America (southern Canada, centre and eastern United States) and grows in moist or humid habitats with rich soil, such as marshes, ditches and damp woodlands. This vigorous grower, also known as Joe Pye weed or Queen of the Meadow can grow up to 2.5 metres in height!
It produces spectacular flowers from mid-summer until the first frosts. Its floral heads (*) are borne on strong, tubular stems and produce lots of nectar, which the butterflies love!
The Eupatorium fistulosum 'Ivory Towers variety first appeared in the catalogue of German seedsmen Jelitto in 2010. (Award of Garden Merit received in 2006). Queen of the Meadow offers her abundant flowering of ivory-white umbels on grey-green stems in late summer.
Height of the foliage: 100 cm. Height of the floral stems: up to 2 metres. A good cut flower.
Grow in the (morning) sun or partial shade in good garden soil that is sufficient moist in the summer to sustain vigorous growth.
- you can cut the plant back to 60 cm in late spring or early summer to calm its zest for growth!
- prune at the beginning of winter then mulch with mature compost. A greedy plant.
Synonym: Eutrochium fistulosum f. albidum 'Ivory Towers', Eupatorium fistulosum f. albidum 'Massive White'
(*) Floral heads. A distinctive characteristic of the Asteraceae family is that the flowers are without peduncles (stalks) and are clustered on an involucre formed of floral bracts. The whole forms the floral head. The Asteraceae or Compositae family has more than 1500 genera and thousands of species: Aster, Achillea, Anthemis, Artemisia, Bidens, Calendula, Echinacea, Erigeron, Matricaria, Rudbeckia, Vernonia.
- 0,7 litre pot
- Hardiness zones : zone 7-10
- Height: 130 to 150cm
- Plant spacing: 70 cm
- Flower colour: white
- Flowering period: summer flowers