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Boneset

Botanical Name:

Eupatorium altissimum

Common Name(s):
Boneset

Categories:
Herbaceous perennial, herbs, native plants

Comment:
Attracts a multitude of pollinators to the garden. Wasps, bees, flies, butterflies. Although once considered for its value as a medicinal herb all parts of the plant are toxic and bitter.

Height:
2-6 feet

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Eupatorium altissimum Photo by Tracie Bowers

Flowering Period:
August to October

Flower Color:
White

Usage:
Wildflower gardens, native plant gardens, open woodland gardens

Hardiness:
USDA hardiness zone 4-8

Propagation:
Will spread by self-seeding and spreading rhizomes

Exposure:
Full sun to part shade, will benefit from some afternoon shade.

Soil:
Dry to medium well drained soil

Regions:
Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal plain

Origins:
North Carolina

Pollinator(s) attracted:
Wasps, bees, butterflies

Page by Tracie Bowers

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