Eupatorium Seeds - Boneset
USDA Zones: 3 - 9
Height: 36 - 48 inches
Bloom Season: Summer and fall
Bloom Color: White
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Evenly moist soils, pH 5.8 - 6.8
Deer Resistant: Yes
House Plant: No
Latin Name: Eupatorium Perfoliatum
Temperature: 70 - 85F
Average Germ Time: 7 - 21 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Surface sow 1/16 inch deep
Sowing Rate: 6 - 7 seeds per plant or 4 ounces per 1,000 square feet
Moisture: Keep seed moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 18 - 24 inches
Care & Maintenance: Eupatorium
Eupatorium (Eupatorium Perfoliatum) - Commonly known as Boneset, this remarkable flower is native to the Southern and Eastern United States. Boneset is large and showy, bearing masses of long-lived, white flowers which are truly unique. The butterflies and bees cannot leave these flowers alone! Grow Eupatorium in your own garden from flower seeds! They make a lovely addition to the wild flower garden or to the back of the perennial garden as they can reach 48 inches in height.
Historically, the Boneset plant was commonly used by some North American Indian tribes and lay herbal doctors for its properties as a febrifuge, laxative, stimulant, and diaphoretic. The Boneset herb was often used to treat flu epidemics, and still today, some use the dried leaves and flowering tops to make Boneset tea or tincture to treat colds and flu.
How To Grow Boneset: Boneset herb plants prefer full sun to partial shade and moist soils. Sow Boneset seeds on soil surface, tamp in, and keep evenly moist until germination. This Eupatorium commonly grows in flood plains, swamps, bogs, stream banks, and wet meadows so moisture is a requirement. Eupatorium Boneset is a liberal self-sower, dropping its own flower seeds. Deadhead the spent flowers if you do not want it to spread.
Approximately 160,000 seeds per ounce.
Eupatorium was commonly used in a variety of traditional herbal applications, and is still used to make tea today.
How to Grow
Boneset herb plants prefer full sun or partial shade and moist soils. Sow these seeds on the soil surface, tamp in, and keep evenly moist until germination. Under proper conditions, the seeds will germinate in 1-3 weeks. This Eupatorium variety commonly grows in flood plains, swamps, bogs, stream banks, and wet meadows, so moisture is a requirement for vitality of the plant. Eupatorium Boneset is a liberal self-sower, dropping its own flower seeds each year. Deadhead the spent flowers if you do not want it to spread.
- Environment: full sun to partial shade
- Soil: evenly moist w' pH 5.8-6.8
- Sowing rate: 6-7 seeds per plant
Eupatorium Perfoliatum is a perennial flowering plant that grows in USDA zones 3 through 9. It is considered an herb, and has traditionally been used as a febrifuge, laxative, stimulant, and diaphoretic.
- Bloom color: white
- Bloom season: summer and fall
- Plant height: 3-4 feet