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Eupatorium perfoliatum

Also called Thoroughwort


Eupatorium perfoliatum - Boneset

Eupatorium perfoliatum - Boneset

More About Eupatorium perfoliatum

  • AKA Eupatorium truncatum
  • Purple-tinged, white, clustered flowers
  • Opposite, lance-shaped, toothed, veined, mid-green leaves
  • Central stems are covered with long, white hairs
  • Fragrant flowers
  • Bloom Time: Summer

Zone:

4

Height:

90-125 cm

Spread:

60-90 cm

Colour:

White
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Boneset Growing and Maintenance Tips

Often late to emerge in the spring, they grow best in an average, medium to wet, well-drained soil, in full sun to partial shade. Very adaptable to most conditions and become drought tolerant once established. In full sun and extended dry periods leaves may scorch. Pinch back stems in June to encourage a more compact, bushy plant. If planted in deep shade, eupatorium will become leggy and require staking. The overall height and width of eupatorium can vary depending on its growing conditions. Spent flowers can be left for winter interest and food for birds.


Eupatorium perfoliatum Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Fast
Fast
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Moist to Wet Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Fall

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Eupatorium perfoliatum

Eupatorium rugosum

Eupatorium rugosum

White Snakeroot