Eupatorium perfoliatum

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Common Boneset

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Plant Specifics

Size:4-6 ft tall by 2-4 ft wide
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:White,lavender
Fruit Color:NA
Phenology:Winter dormant
Noted for:Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Wildflower garden especially in sunny moist areas.
Considerations:Tall, can appear weedy especially when not in flower.
Propagation:Seed, division.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding)
Moisture Tolerance: Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH:Adaptable



Attracts many pollinators, especially important for native bees. Birds and other wildlife consume fruit. Larval host plant for clymene moth (Haploa clymene).

Native Habitats:Moist to wet places often in partial shade, edges of streams and rivers.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8B 9A 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures