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     Common Boneset, in the Aster family, gains heights of 4 to 6 feet with an impressive spread, much like a small shrub.


     Often called Thoroughwort, Boneset likes moist soils and grows natural along pond and stream banks, and in moist, open thickets and meadows.  It often forms colonies, and its showy flowers  look great cut and dried.


     Common Boneset grows well in both sandy and clay soils, as long as it has constant moisture.  It prefers full to dappled sun.


     Fun fact: Boneset was used historically to treat fevers and colds;  there are some references to its past use to soothe broken bones.

Common Boneset

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    • Latin: Eupatorium perfoliatum
    • Pollinator value: Very High
    • Height: 4-6 feet tall; 3-4-foot spread
    • Light: Full sun to part shade
    • Soil: Medium to wet
    • Bloom: White, July-September
    • Foliage: Deciduous, medium green
    • Landscape: Moist, low areas, along ponds and streams
    • Resistance: n/a
    • Native range here
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