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Eutrochium fistulosum

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Eutrochium (yoo-TRO-kee-um) (Info)
Species: fistulosum (fist-yoo-LOW-sum) (Info)

Synonym:Eupatorium fistulosum

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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive CatskillKarma On Jul 20, 2004, CatskillKarma from West Kill, NY wrote:

This plant grows wild in damp places all over the Catskills. There are several garden cultivars that are smaller than the wild variety, which gets over 10 feet tall here. It is a very dramatic plant with big flower heads and beautiful leaves arranged in tiers. My patch is a good deal darker and redder than the pictures here. The wild patch streamside at the outlet to the beaver pond down the hill from me grows below the road grade and, viewed from above, looks like a solid cloud of rosy mauve moss that you could walk on, because it flowers so profusely.It smells sort of vanilla-y, although it is not overpowering. Later, the seed heads brown and remain dramatic into fall. It requires a lot of moisture, but is not bothered by insects. It is just beginning to bloom here, and will remain decorative until flattened by snow.

Positive gonedutch On Jul 19, 2004, gonedutch from Fairport, NY wrote:

I love this plant for its sweet perfume and attraction to butterflies. It makes a great sunny back border display with butterfly weed (asclepias), the goldenrods (solidago) and the rudbeckias.

Neutral Terry On Aug 30, 2001, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

Eupatorium fistulosum is one of several Eupatorium species that are gaining popularity in cultivation. The dull pink to mauve flowers appear in mid to late summer.

E. fistulosum is a large, dominating plant in the garden, so be sure to plant it where it will have room to grow, and you can appreciate its size and beauty.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Juneau, Alaska
Machesney Park, Illinois
Mount Prospect, Illinois
Dubuque, Iowa
Litchfield, Maine
Florence, Mississippi
Munsonville, New Hampshire
Frenchtown, New Jersey
Deposit, New York
Elba, New York
Fairport, New York
Jefferson, New York
West Kill, New York
Clyde, North Carolina
Ashland City, Tennessee
Viola, Tennessee
San Antonio, Texas
Arlington, Vermont
Kalama, Washington

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