Gardening

Eupatory: water and sun plant


It loves water as well as the sun and will inundate you with its pretty bloom.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Eupatorium purpureum
Family : Asteraceae
Type : Perennial
Harbor : Trained

Height : 50 to 150 cm
Exposure : Sunny

Foliage : Expired -Flowering : Summer autumn

Planting of the eupatory

It is best to plant the epicenter in the spring or fall in areas that do not fear heavy frosts.

L'Eupatoire needs room to develop, so allow a spacing of one meter per plant.

Ideal at the bottom of a massif, it can reach 1.5 m high.

  • It is a plant that needs sun and water to flourish.
  • It tolerates partial shade.
  • She likes rather rich and cool soils (mulching can be useful)
  • Without a water point nearby, it risks wasting away.

The stand-up has good resistance to cold and frost since it is hardy down to -15 ° or even -20 ° C.

Eupatory in pot:

It is difficult, but not impossible, to grow a container in a pot.

  • Its high need for water means you have to water it as soon as the soil is dry on the surface.
  • Mulching will help keep the soil moist.

Eupatoria maintenance

Once the epicenter is well established, it hardly needs any care.

Easy to maintain, you can relieve it during flowering by removing faded flowers as you go.

In late summer, the foliage can also be cut back lightly to encourage the appearance of new blooms in the fall.

At the end of flowering, before winter, the plant can be cut down to 20 cm from the ground.

Watering the eupatory:

These are essential points of the stand, its need for water.

  • It will thrive carefree along a stream and therefore does not need to be watered.
  • Without it, it is essential to water it almost every day.
  • The placement of a thick mulch should reduce the number of waterings.

Multiply your eupatoires:

It is easy to multiply your plants, either by dividing the clump in the fall or spring, or by cutting an upland in the summer.

Diseases that affect the eupatoire

It is a plant quite susceptible to downy mildew, powdery mildew and rust.

These diseases which are all fungi leave traces on the leaves, it can be simple brown, brown, black or white spots.

  • It should be treated with Bordeaux mixture as a preventive measure.
  • The other precaution to take is to avoid wetting the foliage when watering the spurge.

Be careful, the eupatory is a delight for slugs and snails.

To know about the eupatory

Easy and hardy plant, it is easily found in humid and sunny areas such as waterfronts.

This is how it is found a lot in wet meadows, along streams. It has a large number of species and varieties.

There are around forty species, mainly originating from the United States, Quebec and Europe.

Note that euphoria is one of the plants and flowers that particularly attract butterflies to the garden.

Smart tip

In a too shaded situation, the stems may lie down.

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