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Eutrochium maculatum (syn. Eupatorium maculatum) is a member of the Asteraceae native to eastern North America. E. maculatum can be found in the wild growing in wet black soil prairies, sedge meadows, or swampy thickets in full- or part-sun.

Eutrochium maculatum ‘Gateway’ and ‘Purple Bush’ attract numerous insects as visitors, pollinators, or serving as a food host. A few of these associations include: butterflies, moths, bee flies, honey bees, bumblebees, long-horned bees (Melissodes sp.), and leaf-cutting bees (Megachile sp.). A number of moth caterpillars use spotted Joe-pye weed as a food source, and several species of swallow have been observed eating seed in the fall and winter.

Botanical Name Eutrochium maculatum ‘Gateway’
Common Name Joe Pye weed ‘Gateway’
Family Asteraceae
USDA Zone 4 thru 8
Light Requirement Full Sun
Season(s) of interest summer, fall, winter
Height and Spread 4-5ft x 1.5-2ft (120-150cm x 45-60cm)
Flower Color Purple, Pink
Attracts Wildlife Hosts Caterpillars of Butterflies/Moths, Attracts Pollinators, Rarely Browsed by Mammalian Herbivores
Additional Information Cultivated Form of a Native Plant. Also known as Eupatoriadelphus maculatus ‘Gateway’ or Eupatorium maculatum ‘Gateway’.