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Brickellia eupatorioides (False Boneset)

False Boneset, Kuhnia eupatorioides

Brickellia eupatorioides, False Boneset, White Flowers
Brickellia eupatorioides, False Boneset, White Flowers

Brickellia eupatorioides (False Boneset) is a herbaceous perennial with erect stems boasting loose panicles of creamy white flowerheads in late spring to late fall. Blooming for about 1 month, each individual fluffy flowerhead consists of 7-21 small creamy white florets. The blossoms are attractive to butterflies and pollinators in search of nectar. They are followed by gray-white pompoms (achenes) adorned with tufts of white hair. They are often more striking than the flowers. The unbranched stems, except where the flowering stems occur, are clad with lanceolate, finely pubescent, rough textured leaves, 1-4 in. long (2-10 cm). False Boneset does not spread aggressively by rhizomes, unlike many other prairie plants. Its root system consists of a central taproot that can run deep into the ground. Native to open prairies and plains, dry open forests, pastures, old fields, and roadsides, this wildflower provides nectar from summer through fall for monarch butterflies and other invertebrates. Use it in the informal setting of dry to moderately moist prairies and other sunny spaces.

  • Grows up to 1-4 ft. tall (30-120 cm) and 1-2 ft. wide (30-60 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun in dry to medium, well-drained soils. Light shade, drought, and dry soil tolerant. This plant prefers poor soil that contains too much clay, sand, or gravel, and it can thrive on slopes.
  • Good choice for mixed borders, cottage gardens, prairies and meadows, native plant gardens, and naturalized areas.
  • No serious insect or disease problems.
  • Native to the United States.

Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 9
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Compositae
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' - 4'
(30cm - 120cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" - 24"
(50cm - 60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Clay, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Southeast, Rocky Mountains, Southwest, Northeast, Midwest, North Dakota, Missouri, Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana, Virginia, West Virginia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Montana, Utah, Wyoming
Tolerance Drought, Dry Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow, Informal and Cottage
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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 9
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Compositae
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' - 4'
(30cm - 120cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" - 24"
(50cm - 60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Clay, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Southeast, Rocky Mountains, Southwest, Northeast, Midwest, North Dakota, Missouri, Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana, Virginia, West Virginia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Montana, Utah, Wyoming
Tolerance Drought, Dry Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow, Informal and Cottage
How Many Plants
Do I Need?

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