Common Boneset- Native

General Information

Common Boneset features dome shaped clusters of white flowers that blooms from summer to fall. Long white hairs cover the central stem.  There is minimal branching.  The opposite leaves grow 4-8″ long and connect around the central stem.  Common Boneset grows naturally in wet, wooded areas,  along stream banks , and meadows in some areas of the United States. Common name: thoroughwort.  Closely related to Joe Pye Weed. Boneset will perform well in moist areas and around ponds or streams. Can be used in cut and dried floral arrangements.

Additional Information

Eupatorium perfoliatum grow best in Full to Part Sun.  It will grow 30-48″ tall with a spread of 16-25″.  Plant in zones 4 to 7. Used as a folk medicinal treatment for colds, fevers and flus. Some sources state that the name comes from the use of the plant to promote healing of broken bones or to treat bone break fever, which was a form of influenza from the 18th century. All parts of the plant are toxic! Very astringent and bitter! Tolerates deer. Attracts butterflies.

Care & Shipping Notes

Grows best in moist to wet soil.  Tolerates a variety of soil, including clay and sandy soil.  Do not allow the soil to dry out.  It may cause the foliage to scorch. No serious insect or disease problems. NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THESE US STATES AND TERRITORIES: AK, HI, GM, PR, VI. Also, WE NO LONGER SHIP TO CALIFORNIA due to Department of Ag restrictions on live plants.

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Mature Width 16 to 25 Inches
Mature Height 30 to 48 Inches
Light Sun to Part Shade
Planting Zone 4 to 7

Planting Zone Map

US Planting Zones


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