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Eupatorium hyssopifolium (hyssop-leaf thoroughwort)
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Eupatorium hyssopifolium

hyssop-leaf thoroughwort

A dry meadow and sandy field native with white flowers and very fine-textured foliage. Flat topped clusters of white fringed flowers have the overall appearence of clouds - very attractive and often underutilized. Wonderful as late summer texture.

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Height

2-3 Feet

Spread

1-2 Feet

Spacing

12 Inches

Bloom Color

White

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

hyssop-leaf thoroughwort Interesting Notes

Eupatorium hyssopifolium is an underused and invaluable pollinator species, ideal for sites with xeric and well-drained soils. It can be distinguished from other Eupatorium species by its fine-textured, whorled foliage. Growing 2’-4’ tall and spreading 1’-2’ wide, hyssop-leaved boneset is covered in small, white blooms from August to October.


It is native to dry sandy fields and open woodlands of the eastern United States, from New York to Texas. Eupatorium hyssopifolium grows in full sun to part sun and needs a free draining soil.


In our unirrigated south facing meadow, masses of Eupatorium hyssopifolium form beautiful cloud-like drifts in late summer through fall. We've also seen this species thrive in tough urban sites with sand-based soils. Because this species self-seeds it is an ideal component of dynamic plantings such as meadows and restoration projects.

Eupatorium hyssopifolium Growing and Maintenance Tips

Great for dry, sandy soils! Cut back after winter. Will self-seed when happy. 

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Songbird-friendly
Songbird-friendly
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Pollinator-friendly
Pollinator-friendly
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Summer
Summer

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Dry
Green Infrastructure
Meadow/Prairie
Plug Type
Landscape Plug™
For Animals
Caution: Toxic
Attributes
Native to North America
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Fall
Propagation Type
Vegetative