Eupatorium Seed - Eupatorium Perfoliatum Boneset Flower Seeds

Eupatorium Seeds - Boneset

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Flower Specifications

Season: Perennial

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

Planting Directions

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 Boneset

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.