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Boneset Seeds

Eupatorium perfoliatum

5.00 (3 reviews)
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow in late fall, pressing the seeds into the surface of the soil since they need light to germinate. For spring planting, mix the seeds with moist sand and store in the refrigerator for 60 days before direct sowing. To start indoors, scatter the seed on the surface of the soil in a flat; compress the soil slightly and keep it lightly moist until germination, which is naturally slow but should take place within 2-3 months. Keep the soil consistently moist, and transplant seedlings as soon as they reach a height of several inches.

Growing: Keep seedlings watered, since they need even moisture in their first year of development; they may not bloom until their second year of growth. Mature plants can tolerate drought, though they reach their full potential in moist, well-drained soil. This plant may spread by rhizomes and self-seeding, and can be divided after several years of growth. Cut the plant down to the ground after the first frost. This plant attracts butterflies and bees.

Harvesting: For fresh flowers, cut long stems of flowers that have just opened and place them in water immediately; strip the leaves that will fall below the water. If using the plant as an herb, keep in mind that it is toxic when fresh and must be dried before use; the health benefits of this plant have not been proven, so use with caution.

Seed Saving: Late in the season, these fuzzy flowers will begin to turn dull brown. Snip off entire heads and spread them out in a protected location to prevent the light seed from blowing away. When the heads have completely dried, shake them to remove the seed. The fluff attached to the seeds does not affect germination. Store the seeds in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Common Names: Thoroughwort, Feverwort, Agueweed, Indian Sage

Latin Name: Eupatorium perfoliatum

Species Origin: US Native Wildflower

Type: Native Wildflowers

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

US Regions: Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 143,000

Stratification: Cold/Wet for 4 Weeks

Germination Ease: Stratify 4 Weeks

Sunlight: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 48 Inches

Color: White

Bloom Season: Blooms Late Summer, Blooms Early Fall

Uses: Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Honeybees, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant

5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 3 reviews
5.0

Review By

Great Product

My order came quickly and everything looks great. This is the nicest seed packet I think I've ever seen, its a nice resealable packet and there is are detailed instructions on the back. It looks like very good quality to me and I can't wait to grow them.

5.0

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well packaged

Seeds arrived well packaged.Should be high germination rate. Super pleased.

5.0

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Return buy

Purchased seeds last summer for a pollinator garden. Needed more seeds for another pollinator garden so y’all were my ‘go to’ vendor. Also bought some herb seeds that I cannot find locally. I especially like the back of packet info including sowing guidance which puts needed information at my fingertips.

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XL Mylar Packet (~2000 Seeds) $2.50 -+
1/16 Oz Mylar (1.77g) $9.60 -+
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1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $52.00 -+
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The white flower clusters of this native perennial are pleasantly fragrant, making it a butterfly magnet. Though its medicinal effectiveness has been debated in recent years, Boneset was a well-known healing plant in colonial times.
In spite of the name, Boneset has no connection to broken bones. Early settlers used this plant in the treatment of dengue or "break-bone" fever, which is carried by mosquitoes and causes muscular pain so horrific it feels like bones are breaking. Though its medicinal effectiveness has been debated in recent years, it was once used as a cure-all for the common cold, coughs, and various other complaints. During colonial times, boneset was one of the most well-known healing plants in America.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow in late fall, pressing the seeds into the surface of the soil since they need light to germinate. For spring planting, mix the seeds with moist sand and store in the refrigerator for 60 days before direct sowing. To start indoors, scatter the seed on the surface of the soil in a flat; compress the soil slightly and keep it lightly moist until germination, which is naturally slow but should take place within 2-3 months. Keep the soil consistently moist, and transplant seedlings as soon as they reach a height of several inches.

Growing: Keep seedlings watered, since they need even moisture in their first year of development; they may not bloom until their second year of growth. Mature plants can tolerate drought, though they reach their full potential in moist, well-drained soil. This plant may spread by rhizomes and self-seeding, and can be divided after several years of growth. Cut the plant down to the ground after the first frost. This plant attracts butterflies and bees.

Harvesting: For fresh flowers, cut long stems of flowers that have just opened and place them in water immediately; strip the leaves that will fall below the water. If using the plant as an herb, keep in mind that it is toxic when fresh and must be dried before use; the health benefits of this plant have not been proven, so use with caution.

Seed Saving: Late in the season, these fuzzy flowers will begin to turn dull brown. Snip off entire heads and spread them out in a protected location to prevent the light seed from blowing away. When the heads have completely dried, shake them to remove the seed. The fluff attached to the seeds does not affect germination. Store the seeds in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Common Names: Thoroughwort, Feverwort, Agueweed, Indian Sage

Latin Name: Eupatorium perfoliatum

Species Origin: US Native Wildflower

Type: Native Wildflowers

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

US Regions: Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 143,000

Stratification: Cold/Wet for 4 Weeks

Germination Ease: Stratify 4 Weeks

Sunlight: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 48 Inches

Color: White

Bloom Season: Blooms Late Summer, Blooms Early Fall

Uses: Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Honeybees, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant

Reviews

5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 3 reviews
5.0

Review By Dylan L

Great Product

My order came quickly and everything looks great. This is the nicest seed packet I think I've ever seen, its a nice resealable packet and there is are detailed instructions on the back. It looks like very good quality to me and I can't wait to grow them.

5.0

Review By seed grower

well packaged

Seeds arrived well packaged.Should be high germination rate. Super pleased.

5.0

Review By James Humphreys

Return buy

Purchased seeds last summer for a pollinator garden. Needed more seeds for another pollinator garden so y’all were my ‘go to’ vendor. Also bought some herb seeds that I cannot find locally. I especially like the back of packet info including sowing guidance which puts needed information at my fingertips.

Add your review of this product