American boneset Eupatorium perfoliatum

American boneset
American boneset
American boneset
American boneset
American boneset
American boneset


E. perfoliatum is a robust, clump-forming perennial to 1.2m with erect stems and pairs of long, narrow, pointed leaves joined at the base. Large terminal clusters of small, off-white flowers are produced from summer to early autumn

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      American boneset feverwort Indian ague weed March sage thorough-growth thorough-stem thorough-wax thoroughwort vegetable antimony wild sage see more

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      1-1.5 metres

    • Spread

      1-1.5 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun, Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    Cut back at the end of the season

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Flower borders and beds Prairie Planting Cottage & Informal Garden Wildlife Gardens

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by seed sown in containers in spring or autumn, or by division in spring

  • insectPests

    Aphids and slugs may be troublesome

  • microbeDiseases

    Generally disease free