Common Boneset

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Common Boneset is a late-summer standout, boasting large flat-topped flower clusters that bloom well into fall, followed by seed heads to provide winter interest. The small white florets are highly attractive to pollinators, especially native bees and butterflies. Unique, paired leaves are fused at the base and look like they wrap the stems. This adaptable and deer-resistant native perennial thrives in woodland settings and wet soils. (Eupatorium perfoliatum)
Zones 3 - 8
Bee Friendly
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Deer Resistant
Winter Interest
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height 36-48" tall (3-4 ft) , 48-72" wide (4-6 ft)
Bloom TimeMid summer through fall

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information

Common Boneset is a valuable pollinator plant, identified by the Xerces Society as a plant of special value for native bees and healthy populations of beneficial insects to prevent harmful pests. The species is native to damp prairies, streambanks, alluvial woods, marshes, and bogs throughout eastern North America. Plants spread by rhizome to form a small clump, and Common Boneset is a great problem-solver for woodland gardens and wet areas of the landscape. Plant it alongside other moisture-loving species like Cardinal Flower, Blue Flag Iris, and Rose Mallow in full sun to partial shade. After flowering, the dried seed heads remain intact, providing interest in the winter months. These are often collected for dried flower arrangements.

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Associated SKUsAM020070
AM020035 (Plant - 3" Pot) - Out of stock.
AM020036 (Tray of 16) - Out of stock.
Common Name
Common Boneset
Botanical Name
Eupatorium perfoliatum
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color
Mature Height
36-48" tall (3-4 ft)
Mature Spread
48-72" wide (4-6 ft)
Bloom Time
Mid summer through fall
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil, Clay Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Bee Friendly, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Deer Resistant, Native, Winter Interest
2003 North Carolina Wildflower of the Year
Planting Time
Neonicotinoid Free
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
All parts are toxic and quite bitter.
Native To
North America - Southeastern United States
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada

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