Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Tall Boneset, Tall Thoroughwort

Tall Boneset, Tall Thoroughwort

Eupatorium altissimum

Full to part sun, moderately wet to moderately dry moisture level, tolerates most soils including clay, prefers circumneutral but tolerant of high pH.  3-4 ft. height, blooms in summer, white flowers, may spread vegetatively by rhizomes.

Germination Code:  C(60)

Native Region:  Scattered statewide with greatest concentration in Middle Tennessee

People may mistake this plant for a weed, which it is to some extent.  Easy to grow from seed and very easy plant to grow.  Can form large colonies in disturbed areas.  Attracts bees.

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