Eupatorium perfoliatum - Boneset - Single Plants
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This offering is for single plants of this variety of our perennial collection. These are growing in 2 inch containers.

EUPATORIUM PERFOLIATUM (boneset):

Culture

Easily grown in average, medium to wet soils in full sun to part shade. Does well in both sandy and clay soils. Needs constant moisture.

Noteworthy Characteristics

Eupatorium perfoliatum, commonly called boneset, is a large, hairy, clump-forming, perennial which typically occurs in wet soils in low woods, thickets, stream banks, meadows and prairies throughout the State. Flat-topped clusters (compound corymbs) of small, fluffy, white flowers appear above the foliage in late summer to fall. Perfoliate foliage is quite distinctive: the bases of the pairs of wrinkled, opposite, lance-shaped, medium green leaves unite to surround the hairy stems (perfoliatum meaning through the foliage). Historically, boneset was commonly included in medical herb gardens and used as a folk medicine for treatment of flus, fevers, colds and a variety of other maladies. Though some authorities claim the name boneset refers to a former use of the plant to aid the healing process for broken bones, others claim that the name is in reference to the plant's use as a diaphoretic in the treatment of an 18th century influenza called break bone fever. All parts of the plant are quite toxic and bitter. Also commonly called thoroughwort. Zones 3 to 8.

  • Item #: GSP-Boneset101319

Eupatorium perfoliatum - Boneset - Single Plants

Price: $5.00
Sale Price: $1.00
Availability: Out-of-Stock