Eupatorium (Eutrochium) maculatum 'Red Dwarf' is a compact plant with coarse foliage and large foamy heads of pink to wine red blooms that flower late summer through early fall on dark purple stems. Eupatorium maculatum, also known as Spotted Joe Pye Weed, is a perennial native to most of North America. A much smaller cultivar, at less than 4 feet, Eupatorium 'Red Dwarf' will fit better into gardens than the species, which can reach 7-10 feet tall.
Eupatorium 'Red Dwarf' prefers sun to light shade and moist to wet soil, but will also grow in average garden conditions. Eupatorium maculatum tolerates very wet sites making it good for ditches and for rain gardens. Great for attracting butterflies, this one is small enough for a container on the patio.