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Eupatorium dubium Little Joe

Scientific Name : Eupatorium dubium
Common Name : Joe-Pye Weed
Hardiness Zone : 3a - 9b
Hardiness Degree : -40°F (-40°C)
Blooming Season : Autumn, Late Summer
Plant Habit : Columnar
Characteristics : Attracts Butterflies, Heat Tolerant
Water : Medium
Fertilizer : Once a month
Spacing : 18 - 48" (46 - 122cm)
Height : 36 - 48" (91 - 122cm)
Width : 24 - 48" (61 - 122cm)
Exposure : Partial Sun, Sun
General Information : Dwarf variety with green leaves and lavender-pink flowers.
Idea & Tips : Prefers moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soils in full sun.
Surprisingly drought tolerant upon establishment.
Tolerates seasonally wet to dry sites.
Grower InformationStrong, sturdy stems won’t flop!
  • Dwarf variety with green foliage and lavender-pink flowers.
  • Large clusters of flowers in Summer dry to attractive light brown seed head in Fall.
  • Tolerates seasonally wet to rather dry sites.
'Little Joe'
Protection InformationPP16,122
(Flowering Only License)
Breeder : Darwin Perennials
  • Propagation Guide

    • Media EC/pH:
      EC 0.75-0.80 mmhos/pH 5.8-6.2
      Soil Temperature:
      70-72°F (21-22°C)
      Rooting Hormone:
      500 ppm IBA
      Mist:
      High for first few days, then reduce to moderate
      Fertilization:
      50-100 ppm N
      Pinching:
      Recommended.
      Transplanting:
      42-49 days after sticking
  • Finishing Guide

    • Media pH:
      5.8-6.2
      Temperature:
      Nights: 55 to 65°F (13 to 18°C) Days: 65 to 75°F (18 to 24°C)
      Light Level (fc):
      5,000 to 8,000
      Vernalization:
      No
      Daylength:
      Long day obligate
      Watering:
      Allow media to dry moderately between watering. Prefers moist soils.
      Fertilization:
      Use a balanced fertilizer at a rate of 125 to 150 ppm.
      Pinch After Transplant:
      Recommended
      Plant Growth Regulators:
      Concise/Sumagic 30-60 ppm spray
      Pests and Fungal Diseases:
      None noted
  • Crop Scheduling

    • 1–qt. (10–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      Not recommended
      1–gal. (15–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      Rooted: 20 wks
      2 to 3–gal. (25 to 30–cm) pot, 3 plants per pot:
      Rooted: 20 wks
      Bloom Months:
      July to September

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