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Ottawa, ON Perennial

Posted by violet312s z7b NC (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 4, 14 at 21:42

The young man in the picture is about 5'8". It comes back every year. Hollow stem. They prune it every year. It's the plant behind him. Ottawa, ON. Maybe some type of sage? I have no idea.

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RE: Ottawa, ON Perennial

Joe-pye weed Eupatorium purpureum?
when does this bloom?

Here is a link that might be useful: google images - Eupatorium Purpureum

This post was edited by bubbleoffplumb on Wed, Jun 4, 14 at 22:09

RE: Ottawa, ON Perennial

That plant is likely Eutrochium fistulosus, which used to be called Eupatorium fistulosum. It has hollow stems and purplish-red flowers. Eutrochium purpureum has more lilac-colored flowers, and stems that are solid to sub-hollow.

RE: Ottawa, ON Perennial

Yes, a nice native plant, you would have it in NC as well as we have it in Georgia. Butterflies love it!

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