Plant Type: Perennials
Gateway is a popular Joe Pye. It is an erect, clump-forming perennial that features dark green leaves (to 8" long), on sturdy, wine-red stems. Tiny, dusky rose-pink flowers in huge, domed, compound blooms in mid-summer to early fall. Flowers are very attractive to butterflies. Flowers give way to attractive seed heads, which persist well into winter.
Growing & Maintenance Tips:
Easily grown in average, medium to wet soils in full sun. Prefers moist, fertile, humusy soils which do not dry out. Cut plants to the ground in late winter.
Plant Spread1.5-2 ft.
Plant Height4-5 ft.
Soil MoistureMedium to wet water needs
Characteristics & Attributes
Showy flowers, Fragrant, Borders, Cottage Gardens, Meadows, Native Plant Garden, Wild/Naturalized Areas, Water Margins