Eupatorium perfoliatum - Common Boneset
This tall growing butterfly magnet features strongly upright stems lined with deep green foliage. Stems are topped in August with loose, flat trusses of white flowers that pollinators find irresistible! Perfect for massing in the back of a garden and thrives in moisture.
- Thrives in moist gardens and along water features
- Outstanding when massed at the back of a garden
- Great summer garden color
- Strong attractor of butterflies and pollinators
- Deer resistant
Map Credit: The Biota of North America
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
Boneset was grown in medical herb gardens to treat the flu, fevers, colds, and other illnesses. Some speculate Boneset earned its name after being used to treat break bone fever in the 18th century. Other authorities attribute the plant's name to its previous contributions to the bone healing process.
Grows best with consistently moist soil.