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Eupatorium altissimum 'Variegatum'

Tall Boneset

Plant Type:


Eupatorium altissimum ‘Variegatum’ – Tall Boneset displays corymbs of white flowers late season over variegated foliage with much cream to creamy-yellow splashing in each leaf. The opposite leaves can be as long as 5” by 1” wide. It is a very good bee and insect plant, well-used in a wild garden with other Jo-pye weeds, perennial sunflowers, goldenrods, ironweeds, grasses or in the wildflower meadow – one that might be mowed but once each year in late fall. Site Eupatorium altissimum ‘Variegatum’ in full sun to part shade planted in any draining soil. Clumping. If ordered in our autumn catalog your Variegated Boneset will arrive cut back and ready for its long winter's nap. Division or cutting grown.


5-7 ft



Characteristics and Attributes for Eupatorium altissimum 'Variegatum'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Summer into Autumn

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant
  • Butterflies
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees


  • Full Sun


  • Border
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Wildlife Garden
  • Natural Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Average
  • Draining


  • Prairie / Central North America
  • Eastern North America

Propagated By

  • Division
  • Cutting Grown