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Boneset is a wetland species for use in restoration and rain gardens.

Boneset is a wetland species for use in restoration and rain gardens. Typical inventory plug USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 8 October 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

Eupatorium perfoliatum

Boneset

Another plant suited for wet spaces, Eupatorium perfoliatum is commonly found along streams and at the edge of woods. A clump-forming plant that has clusters of small, fluffy white flowers. Needs plenty of moisture in full sun to part shade.

This plant was frequently used as a medicine by the Native Americans. Later, it was introduced to American Settlers and was used for medicine for flus, fevers, colds, and other ailments.


Height:

3-4 ft

Spread:

3-4 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:

4-8

Bloom Color:

White

Eupatorium perfoliatum Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Sun to Partial Shade

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant

Attracts Wildlife

  • Butterflies

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Wet to Moist

Attributes

  • Dried Flower
  • Cut Flower
  • Clay Soil

Flowering Months

  • September
  • August
  • July

Foliage Color

  • Green

Interesting Notes:

For more information on this plant, visit the USDA PLANTS Database: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=eupe3