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Eupatorium hyssopifolium

Native Plants

Hyssop-Leaf Thoroughwort

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Summary

Hyssop-leaf thoroughwort (Eupatorium hyssopifolium) is attractive both in bud and flower and a perfect complement to a grassy meadow. The buds show color for a few weeks before ultimately opening, producing clouds of tiny white flowers from late summer into autumn atop 1-3’ tall stems. The very narrow leaves are whorled around the stem lending itself to a very finely textured plant. Hyssop-leaf thoroughwort grows in a variety of soil types but requires good drainage. This underused perennial is extremely attractive blowing in the wind with grasses and perennials including little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), broomsedge bluestem (Andropogon virginicus), black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida), smooth aster (Symphyotrichum laeave), and spike gayfeather (Liatris spicata). Zones 4-8. 


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