• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Summer Flowers
    Blooms:
    Late Summer to Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:yoo-puh-TOR-ee-um pur-PUR-ee-um
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth habit:Compact
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late Summer to Fall
    Flower color:Purplish-pink
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsSedge (Carex); Turtlehead (Chelone); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Iris (Iris); Bee Balm (Monarda);
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide average to fertile, humusy, moist, well-drained soil; adapts to a range of soils, including clay and sand, acidic and alkaline. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish root system; once established, prefers moist soils, but tolerates drier soils. Remove old, faded foliage and fertilize in early spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.

Stories

Ring the Dinner Bell: Grow a Pollinator Border
Would you love a gloriously colorful and long-blooming border that's also a buffet for pollinators of all types? It's not that difficult to create a habitat in your own backyard...
More Blog Posts >