Eupatorium perfoliatum (Asteraceae)
Crinkly arrow-shaped leaves are distinctly conjoined around a hairy central stalk. Sturdy plants produce side shoots and flat terminal clusters of lightly fragrant white flowers from midsummer into fall. This tough and showy thoroughwort is common throughout much of the Eastern US, growing in the same conditions as its Joe-Pye and Mistflower cousins; plants prefer moist-to-wet soils in full sun to part shade but will adapt to average garden conditions. A traditional medicinal plant that makes a wonderful addition to any herb, butterfly or rain garden.
Bloom color: white
Bloom period: mid-summer to early-fall
Container size: Qt.