Hyssop Leaf Thoroughworter

Hyssop Leaf Thoroughworter

Hyssop Leaf Thoroughwort

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.


This large family (Asteraceae), commonly called the Aster Family, consists of 1,314 genera and 21,000 species of herbs, shrubs, climbers and a few trees is found chiefly in temperate and subtropical regions. The plants are of value to man as ornamentals; a few are insecticides and fish poisons. The genus Eupatorium means “of Eupator” and refers to Mithridates Eupator, king of Parthia, 120-63 B.C.. He was one of Rome’s most formidable opponents, and he was supposed to have discovered the medicinal virtues of the Eupatoriums. The species hyssopifolium refers to the shape of the leaves of Hyssop-Leaved Thoroughwort. The name “Hyssop” comes from Old English hysope and Old Frenchysope, both from Latin hyssopus, and from Greek hussopos. Plants in this genus, Eupatorium, have medicinal uses. The common name “Thoroughwort” refers to the “thoroughness” with which this herb cures medical problems. “Wort” is the old name for herb. In an index of plants with medicinal uses published in 1958, Hyssop-Leaved Thoroughwort was noted as “The entire plant is antivenomous and may be used as a remedy for bites of reptiles and insects by brushing and applying to the wound”.

NEW! At the end of the growing season, Eupatorium hyssopifolium blooms in bursts of white flowers throughout a meadow. It prefers drier growing conditions, but can handle wetter ones so long as the site is well-drained. Like other Eupatoriums, Hyssop-leaved thoroughwort is a host plant for the Clymene moth. Also called Hyssopleaf Boneset. Categories: Perennials, Provenance Bucks County PA Tags: boneset, buy seeds, flower, hyssop-leaf, hyssop-leaved, hyssopleaf, lance-leaved, lanceleaf, native, perennial, pollinator, seed, seeds for sale, thoroughwort, white (Source: hayefield.com)


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