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Common Boneset

SKU: AM020070
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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)
key features
Botanical Name
Eupatorium perfoliatum
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Winter Interest
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Mature Height
36-48" tall (3-4 ft)
Mature Spread
48-72" wide (4-6 ft)
Bloom Time
Mid summer through fall


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.