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Eupatorium perfoliatum

Ague weed

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Features

  • BloomsJuly
  • Height1m to 1.5m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourWhite

Description

Eupatorium perfoliatum (Ague weed). This perennial herb will produce lance-shaped, opposite leaves. The flowers consist of white cymes in the summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Other common names

Thorough-wort, Boneset

Origin

Sub tropical and tropical areas world-wide

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers, some also for their architectural foliage.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

When grown under glass grow in a loam-based compost add a little grit and humus with full light. When grown outdoors grow in any moist soil with full or partial sun.

Propagation

You can sow the seeds in the spring, both hardy and tender species.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for red spider mites and whitefly under glass, snails and slugs outdoors.

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