Nodding Onion Gardens

Native Plant Nursery

Where Wildflowers Grow

Columbia Station, Ohio, USA


 Eupatorium altissimum 

Tall Boneset


Ohio Native Plant - Natural Range

Eupatorium altissimum

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service has a wonderful map showing the natural range of Boneset

Tall Boneset - Eupatorium altissimum
Eupatorium altissimum - Roger Dahlin

Wildlife Significance

Eupatorium altissimum

Nectar Source - Bees and Butterflies:Painted ladies, Red Admirals, Tiger Swallowtail, Monarch, Silver and Spotted Skipper.

Host - Pearl Crescent (butterfly)

Deer -
They are not fond of Eupatorium species

For detailed information visit the Illinois Wildflower site
Eupatorium altissimum late in the fall
Eupatorium altissimum late in the fall

Seed Provenance -

Prairie Moon Nursery, Winona, MN - 2010 - Nodding Onion Gardens  2012- present

Boneset - Ohio wildflowers
Boneset is a wonderful plant for pollinators

Cultivation Information

Tall Boneset

Height - 4 ft
Flower Color - White
Blooms - August - October
Sun - Full sun to part sun
Hardy zone - 3 to 9
Soil - Medium to dry

- Asteraceae
Mc Harrie Towne, Balswinsville, NY
Mc Harrie Towne, Balswinsville, NY
Beth  Here is my first photos of a Monarch  on one your plants at the McHarrie Towne Garden.
Dad ( Roger Dahlin) - September, 2012

Silver Spotted Skipper sitting on a purple flower
Silver Spotted Skipper - ken & Paula Korber