tall boneset

Eupatorium altissimum (tall boneset) is native to Illinois. Blooming from August to October, the flat topped inflorescence contains many small white flowers.

Eupatorium altissimum reaches heights of 6 feet and grows well in disturbed areas. Mammals tend to avoid this plant while many types of insects use it for food and habitat.

Botanical Name Eupatorium altissimum
Common Name tall boneset
Family Asteraceae
USDA Zone 4 thru 8
Light Requirement Full Sun to Part Shade
Season(s) of interest summer, fall, winter
Height and Spread 2-6ft x 2-3ft (60-180cm x 60-90cm)
Flower Color White
Attracts Wildlife Hosts Caterpillars of Butterflies/Moths, Attracts Pollinators, Rarely Browsed by Mammalian Herbivores
Additional Information Native to Chicago Region. Excellent Late Season Nectar Source for Pollinators.
Location in Lurie Garden Northwest Light Plate‚Äč


Average Flowering Time