Phonetic: yoo-puh-TOR-ee-um per-foh-lee-AH-tum
Boneset, a medicinal perennial, is clump-forming with small white flowers. It is among the late-flowering native plants that make our fields so colorful towards the end of summer and early fall. It grows in open fields along with the goldenrods, the asters, and ironweed. In the wild it is often seen in the moister soils alongside a stream or pond or ditch but is not fussy about the type of soil. It tolerates some shade.
- Hardiness: 4-8
- Native Northeast Region: USDA Database
- Sun Exposure: Full sun, partial shade
- Flower Color: White
- Bloom Time: August, September
- Soil Type: Medium, Moist, Wet
- Mature Plant Size: 3'-4'H, 2'W
- Plant Spacing: 1'
- Host Plant: Lined Ruby Tiger Moth, Three Lined Flower Moth, Clymene Moth, Boneset Borer, and Red Humped Caterpillar Moth
- Attracts: Bees, butterflies, birds
- Advantages: Deer resistant, fragrant
- Landscape Uses: Butterfly and cottage gardens, borders, wetlands
- Companion Plants: Joe Pye Weed, New York Aster, Cardinal Flower, Rose Milkweed, Native Bergamot, Indian Grass, Sneezeweed
- Deer Resistant