Eupatorium 'Snowball'
Eupatorium 'Snowball'
Eupatorium 'Snowball'
Eupatorium 'Snowball'
Eupatorium 'Snowball'
Eupatorium 'Snowball'
Eupatorium 'Snowball'
Eupatorium 'Snowball'
Eupatorium 'Snowball'
Eupatorium 'Snowball'

Eupatorium 'Snowball'

"Joe Pye weed"

Eupatorium 'Snowball'

1 bare root — £2.98

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Description

Froth up your late summer borders with Eupatorium 'Snowball'. Growing tall and covered in lush, green foliage along the length of the stems, they establish a strong clump over time which will sit well at the back of a border. In late summer, large, rounded flower clusters burst into bloom at the top of each stem. Gradient your border with lower-growing plants at the front and these flowers will add some fizz at the back!

Eupatorium is popular with pollinators. If you’re gardening with wildlife in mind, these reliable, hardy plants are a good staple. Each flower cluster is formed of masses of nectar-rich blooms which will do their bit to bring in the bees. Late-summer flowering varieties like Eupatorium are ideal for stretching out the season of interest. Usually, they’ll continue to look great through to October, bringing interest to your garden to enjoy while there’s still some warm sunshine! Eupatorium dubium 'Snowball' cope well with more moisture-retentive soils, which is useful to note if you have clay soil or damp areas in the garden.

Key features

  • Comes back every year

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Great for shade

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Eupatorium maculatum 'Snowball'

  • Flower colour

    White

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    1.2-1.5m

  • Established spread

    70cm-1m

  • Plant spacing

    3 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    2-3 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade
    Dappled shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Borders
    Wildlife gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining
    Damp

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Clay
    Stony
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Soak your Eupatorium 'Snowball' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your "Joe Pye weed" bare roots into temporary pots with a multipurpose compost in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors.

    • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots. Some have a noticeable crown which should be just below the soil surface with any top growth exposed.

    • Plant out into borders or permanent containers in late spring or early summer once in full growth. Choose a position in sun or shade depending on the variety.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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