Go Back Joe Pye Weed Gateway

Eupatorium purpureum subsp. maculatum 'Gateway'
Butterfly IconDeer Resistant Icon

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.

Currently not available for online purchase.

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.

Flower Color


Foliage Color


Plant Spread

1.5-2 ft.

Good Companions

Plant Height

4-5 ft.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Medium to wet water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Showy flowers, Fragrant, Borders, Cottage Gardens, Meadows, Native Plant Garden, Wild/Naturalized Areas, Water Margins

Bloom Time


Critter Resistance


Full sun

Growth Rate

Seasonal Interests