$4.95 – $9.95
Soil: (Hydric) Wet – Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height: 3-4 feet
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Season: June-July
Suggested Uses: Boneset is excellent for use in a rain gardens and shoreline restoration projects! It is frequently found in wet prairies. These large, beautiful white flowers attract wide array of pollinators.
Native Range: Native to the eastern half of the U.S.
Pollinators/Habitat: Attracts a variety of pollinators. The flowers from this plant are very attractive to bees, butterflies, moths and other beneficial insects. These are an important, high-value nectar source for adult monarch butterflies. Birds enjoy the seeds.
Flowers: The flower heads bloom in a large cluster at the top of the plant. Each 1/4″ flower head is made up of tiny pink or white ray flowers. Each flower will produce a single seed.
Leaves: The opposite, lance-shaped/triangular leaves meet each other around the stem, giving the appearance of one big diamond shaped leaf surrounding the stem. They are toothed and have lots of tiny hairs, more on the underside than the top.
Name: The common name refers to the fact that it was once thought to heal broken bones. The King of Pontus – Mithridates Eupator, used Eupatorium as an antidote for poison.
More information: USDA plant profile