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Eupatorium hyssopifolium

Native Plants

Hyssop-Leaf Thoroughwort

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Summary

Hyssop-leaf thoroughwort is attractive both in bud and flower. This underused perennial is a perfect compliment to a grassy meadow. The buds show color for a few weeks before actually opening, producing clouds of tiny white flowers from late summer into autumn. These flowers are borne on top of the 1-3’ tall stems. The very narrow leaves are whorled around the stem lending itself to a very finely textured plant. Eupatorium hyssopifolium grows in a variety of soil types but requires good drainage. It is extremely attractive blowing in the wind with grasses and perennials including Schizachyrium scoparium, Andropogon virginicus, Rudbeckia fulgida, Symphyotrichum leave, and Liatris spicata.


More Details

  • Plant Type
    perennial 
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    full-sun, partial-shade 
  • Foliage Character
    deciduous 
  • Soil Moisture
    average 
  • Flowering Period
    early-fall, late-summer
  • Soil PH
    acidic, adaptable 
  • Flower Color
    white 
  • Summer Foliage Color
    blue-green 
  • Fall Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    tan