UUMMMM-supposed to be "Baby Joe" Eupatorium

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UUMMMM-supposed to be "Baby Joe" Eupatorium

Postby boops » Jul 20, 2013 9:59 am

This is supposed to be Eupatorium "Baby Joe" its now 5 feet tall-just 1 foot shorter than the regular ones. Anyone else have this one grow so tall?

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Re: UUMMMM-supposed to be "Baby Joe" Eupatorium

Postby Chris_W » Jul 20, 2013 7:07 pm

That does seem a bit tall for Baby Joe, but the regular ones, in the right conditions, can get several feet taller yet. Maybe it just really likes where it is at - have you had a lot of rain this year too? They love moisture :)
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Re: UUMMMM-supposed to be "Baby Joe" Eupatorium

Postby boops » Jul 20, 2013 7:17 pm

Earlier in the season we got tons of rain-and I do have a soaker hose under the whole row of plants for none rain periods. I have another one a few feet away and it is only 2 feet tall planted at the same time. I almost lost both last year from some insect attack. this year I sprayed them every 2 weeks with Spinosad and they did much better as you can see. My regular one is about 6 1/2 feet tall. We'll see what happens next year. If it continues to be this large I'll have to move it. I wanted a nice 3 foot tall plant, its crowding out several other plants.
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Re: UUMMMM-supposed to be "Baby Joe" Eupatorium

Postby Linda P » Sep 16, 2013 7:42 am

I've not grown Baby Joe, but I can tell you that the regular joe-pye weed grows at least 8 feet tall in my garden. I'm planning to move it in the spring. The friend who shared it with me said that it gets 6 feet tall in her garden (she lives just 20 miles from me, same zone, same conditions). It must really like it here. :lol:
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Re: UUMMMM-supposed to be "Baby Joe" Eupatorium

Postby boops » Sep 16, 2013 8:08 am

Chris said they love water. So may be they it gets more water at your place. I dug mine up and moved it to an area with more space. I had two in the same garden, So I moved the big one and centered the other one. Lets see what happens next year. My regular sized one did make it to 7 feet, I just trimmed them all down to about 3 feet. The fall chores are starting, trimming down everything that is finished blooming. I divided and move a lot of Daylilies already.
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