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Eupatorium perfoliatum

White umbel-like flowers with medicinal properties. 

This North American native has traditionally been used medicinally in many ways. It grows in upright clumps with fuzzy, umbel-like clusters of white flowers. The stem appears to be growing through the center of the long, tapered leaves, hence the Latin name Eupatorium perfoliatum. This suggested to herbalists of the past that the plant would be useful in setting bones, so its leaves were wrapped with bandages around splints. However, it was mainly used as a sweat-inducer and fever-breaker. Dried leaves and flowers can be made into a tea or tincture to treat colds.

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Requires cold stratification. Surface sow and press lightly into the soil in early fall for overwintering. If sowing in spring, start indoors about 3 weeks before last frost by mixing seeds with a moistened starting medium in sealed plastic bag and refrigerating for 30 days. Check periodically for moisture. Sow seeds either in a greenhouse or warm indoor location, or direct sow outdoors. Keep moist until seedlings are well established.

Days to Germination 7-21
Days to Maturity 80
Planting Depth 0"
Spacing in Row 12"
Spacing Between Rows 12-18"
Height at Maturity 48"
Width at Maturity 6-12"
Sun Preference Full to Partial Sun
Hardiness Zone Range Zones 2-10

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