Common Boneset is a great late summer to early fall bloomer that provides resources for many types of pollinators. Its foliage is unique, with its opposite leaves completely surrounding the stems, making it look like the stem punctured the leaves. Stems can be purplish in color.
Bees, butterflies, flies, beetles, caterpillars
3 to 8
2 to 4 ft.
1 to 3 ft.
Partial Shade, Full Sun
Medium Soil, Wet Soil
July, August, September
Common Boneset can handle wetter soils and looks great when planted in mass.
Care and Maintenance
If soil is too rich the plant may need staking to remain upright.
Pest and Diseases
No major issues.
Establishment and Propagation
Start from seed after cold, moist stratification for 30 days. Seeds need light to germinate. Can also plant from plug.