Boneset Common Eupatorium Perfoliatum is a clump-forming, rhizomatous perennial flowering herb native to the Southern and Eastern United States. Boneset Common seeds germinate fast, and also commonly called Thoroughwort, Feverwort, Agueweed, and Indian Sage, Eupatorium Perfoliatum is an unique looking, 48 inches tall plant with hairy stems, large, lance shaped, toothed, bright-green leaves and 3-8 inches across flat-topped clusters of fragrant, small, fluffy, white flowers that appear from late summer to fall attracting masses of pollinators including honey bees and butterflies.
Boneset Common herb can be grown as herb, wildflower, butterfly plant, or ornamental and accent plant, so easily grown from Eupatorium Perfoliatum seeds this perennial flower is often planted in flower beds and borders, prairie and naturalistic gardens, cottage and informal gardens, herb gardens, meadows, bee and butterfly gardens. Common Boneset likes moist soil, and it commonly grows in flood plains, swamps, bogs, stream banks, and wet meadows, so this plant is popular for planting in woodland gardens, water gardens, and banks of ponds. Boneset makes a great fresh or dried cut flower, and as a herb it is used for its properties as a febrifuge, laxative, stimulant, diaphoretic. The dried leaves and flowering tops are used to make Boneset tea or tincture to treat colds and flu.
Height: 36-48 Inches
Bloom Season: Summer/Fall
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Rich/Average/Moist well-drained, pH 5.8-6.8
USDA Zones: 3-9
Sow Indoors: Winter/Spring (6-8 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring/Fall
Seed Depth: 1/16 Inch
Germination Time: 7-21 Days