Eupatorium hyssopifolium

Growing Information

Plant Type: Perennial
Sunlight: Sun to Part
Soils: Wet to dry soil conditions
Bloom Time: White flowers in August, September
Size: 2-4 feet in height

This meadow plant is a vase shaped perennial. Foliage is narrow and gray green. In late summer plants are covered with dense flat terminal clusters of white florets. The clouds of flowers attract a myriad of pollinators. This species thrives in well drained or dry sites. Good in a grouping or mass planting. Use in a cottage garden, rain garden, perennial border, or xeric-scape design. This is a true Cape Cod native.

Garden Companions

Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta), Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), Goldenrods (Solidago spp), Dense Blazing Star (Liatris spicata)

Nature Benefits

• Unappealing to deer and rabbits.
• A favorite of butterflies, bees, and other pollinators.
• Particularly important to beneficial insects.

Native Habitat

Occurs naturally in sandy soils of fields, roadsides, pondshores, and cranberry bog borrow pits.

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