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Boneset - Live Plant
Boneset - Live Plant
Boneset - Live Plant
Boneset - Live Plant

Boneset - Live Plant

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Description

Introducing the Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum) live plant, the perfect addition to any garden or indoor plant collection! This gorgeous perennial plant is all set to produce beautiful clusters of delicate white flowers atop tall, sturdy stems. It is available in a 3.5” pot and can be transferred to garden beds to grow to a height of 5 feet in moist soil with partial shade to full sun exposure.

What do I need to grow to set myself up for success growing Boneset?

Successful growth of Boneset hinges on proper water, light, and soil management. Recommend sun light for Boneset is full sun to partial shade.

If you are growinging in a container, you can easily control the soil. However if you are growing in the ground, Boneset grows best in moist, well-drained soil.

Be mindful of Boneset's eventual size. It's best to allocate 12-18 inches of space between plants, considering they can expand to 12-24 inches in diameter and up to 24-36 inches tall.

The flowering period of Boneset varies; while it typically blooms summer to fall, it may not flower until its second year, depending on the planting time.

How can I use with Boneset?

Historically, Boneset has been renowned for its fever reducer, immune support, with tea, tincture crafted from its leaves, flowers to harness its medicinal properties.

With its striking beauty and benefits, the boneset is a perfect choice for anyone looking to add a touch of natural elegance to their home or garden. Pick up now and experience the perks of this amazing plant for yourself.

About Boneset

Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum) is a perennial plant native to North America that has been used for centuries for its medicinal benefits. It gets its name from its traditional use in setting broken bones, promoting healing, and relieving pain.

It has a long history of being employed for a variety of ailments, such as influenza, fever, and various respiratory tract infections. Today, the boneset is still used in alternative medicine for its anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties. In addition to its remarkable medicinal benefits, it is also a popular ornamental plant due to its attractive white flowers that invite pollinating insects to the garden.  The plant is also popular among gardeners due to its striking appearance which adds beauty to the scene.

 

How to Use Boneset

  • Tincture: Dried boneset leaves are macerated in alcohol for 4 to 6 weeks to formulate a tincture.
  • Tea: Dried boneset leaves are soaked in hot water for 10 minutes to make tea.
  • Salve: Boneset-infused oil is combined with beeswax to form an analgesic salve.
  • Vinegar infusion: Dried boneset leaves can be soaked in apple cider vinegar for 3 to 6 weeks, shaking and adding vinegar during the period, to formulate a boneset vinegar infusion.

 

Boneset - Live Plant Frequently Asked Questions

Is Boneset an annual or perennial plant?

Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum) is a perennial plant that can live for multiple years, unlike annual plants that complete their life cycle in one growing season and then die. As a perennial, Boneset will die back to the ground in the fall or winter and then regrow from the roots in the spring. It can survive for many years in the right environment.

How much space should be needed to grow a Boneset?

When planting a Boneset, it is important to consider its mature size and give it enough space to grow and spread out. Boneset is a tall and spreading plant that can grow up to 5 feet in height and spread up to 3 feet in width. You should space it at least 2-3 feet apart to allow for proper air circulation and to prevent overcrowding.

 

What zone does the Boneset grow in?

Boneset is a hardy plant that can grow in USDA growing zones 3 to 9. However, it does prefer cold temperatures and will thrive in areas with mild summers and cold winters.

 

When should I harvest Boneset?

Boneset plants should be harvested when the plant is in full bloom, preferably in late summer or early fall. You can cut the stems just above the ground using a pair of scissors and be sure to harvest only the top third of the plant, leaving at least two-third at the bottom to allow the plant to grow and replenish further.

 

Does Boneset flower or fruit?

The Boneset plant produces small white flowers in late summer or early fall. Once pollinated, they dry up and eventually fall off. It does not produce any fruit but will continue to produce fresh foliage throughout its growing season.

 

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