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Eupatoriums are the 'Hemp Agrimony' family, named after the ancient Persian Emperor Mythridates Eupator who believed in its medicinal properties and had it planted around his palaces. Many Eupatoriums are native to North and Central America, where they are also known as 'Joe Pye Weed' after an Algonquin Indian who used it to cure Typhus. Jan became interested in them for their great attraction to butterflies and their adding great colour to the autumn herbaceous border. We are not normally open to the public, but you can make an appointment to visit to see the collection when it is in flower from late August to November, depending on the weather in a particular year! email Jan@7wells.org to arrange a visit.
BBC Gardeners World featured the collection on 4th October 2013 you can see a clip of it here; http://live.evos.tv/evos/ticket/4240?key=46chbxdz16xuojgl
Eupatoriums are very big clump-forming herbaceous plants, so can only be sent out in the winter when dormant. You can order any time, but the dormant root-ball will only be sent out between November and March.
|Plants to complement Eupatoriums|
The plants listed below are all good to plant in a prairie planting scheme and complement Eupatoriums either with their foliage form or colours.