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Eupatorium purpureum (Queen of the Meadow) Herb Plant


Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Queen of the Meadow (Eupatorium purpureum) Herb in 1L Pot

Queen of the meadow is native to North America where it is found in dry woods and meadows. The sturdy, hollow, purple stems are covered with whorls of 4 to 8 dark green, lance shaped, and serrated leaves it can grow up to 1.5m. It will make a handsome addition to any garden in the herbaceous border or wildlife garden as it is attractive to bees and butterflies each stem has a showy rose pink to whitish domed cluster of flowers, about 1 foot in diameter, blooming in August and September. It has many other common names such as Gravelroot, Indian gravelroot, joe-pye-weed, purple boneset, tall boneset, kidneyroot, king-of-the-meadow, marsh-milkweed, motherwort and trumpetweed. It prefers full sun but will tolerate a little shade and moist soil.

Herb Usage

Queen of the meadow has used in the United States as an alternative medicine with the roots being the strongest part. The crushed leaves have an apple scent and are dried then burned to repel flies. The dried root and flowers have been used for a diuretic tea to relieve kidney and urinary problems. It is also said to be useful for rheumatism, gallstones, and fluid retention. We offer this variety for its flower and to attract wildlife.

Buy Queen of the Meadow Online

Our potted Queen of the Meadow are generally available to buy online between March and September.

Eupatorium purpureum (Queen of the Meadow) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Partial shade/Shade
Soil Type Moisture retentive soil
Flower colour Purple
Height 150cm
Spread 150cm
Latin name Eupatorium Purpureum
Hardiness RHS rating H7 - Very hardy
Culinary None
Scented Flowers
Medicinal/Cosmetic Herbal medicine
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Pollinator Friendly
Type of Garden Wildlife
  • 5
    Queen of the Meadow

    Posted by Hazel Hunter on 25th Jul 2023

    Very good plants...cleverly damage at all.

  • 5
    Suggested on Gardeners' World

    Posted by Sam on 26th May 2023

    I think I saw Nick Bailey recommend this as a good plant for quick height at the back of a border. Local garden centres didn't have it so ordered online in May. Lovely big plants, well packaged. So far ignored by slugs and snails... Really pleased.

  • 5
    Eupatorium Purpureum

    Posted by Lena Lawrence on 10th Jun 2021

    Arrived well packed and healthy. Have planted it at the back of my mini meadow I have planted in my garden to attract bees and other pollinating insects. Have bought from Hooksgreen herbs before and found them very reliable and quite speedy with their delivery.

  • 5
    Healthy plant

    Posted by Unknown on 12th May 2020

    Plant arrived very well packed and in really good condition