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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
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Eupatorium Perfoliatum- Boneset
Eupatorium perfoliatum is a herbaceous perennial which means it is a non-woody plant that comes back year after year. It thrives in low woods, at the edge of streams and other bodies of water and meadows with wet soil. It's native to the southeast and is found as far north as Nova Scotia and as far west as Texas.
This plant does best in hardiness zones 3 to 8. It needs full sun to part shade. A member of the sunflower family, boneset grows from 4 to 6 feet in height and has a spread of 3 to 4 feet. Showy, dull white flowers arrive from July to September.
They are attractive to butterflies and are excellent in arrangements whether they are fresh or dried.
They grow in flat-topped clusters above the leaves. The formal name for these clusters is compound corymbs. The plant itself is hairy, and the leaves are 4 to 8 inches long, lance-shaped, wrinkled and toothed. They have an unusual look because they are joined at the base and surround the stem of the plant.
This particular growth pattern gave the plant the name perfoliatum and indicated to early herb doctors that the plant must be good at fixing broken bones. Because of this, the leaves wrap around the broken bone with bandages. Boneset was and still is made into a bitter tea to treat fevers, colds a cough, and constipation. It's also used to ease the ache of arthritis. However, all of the parts of the plant are toxic and should be ingested with great care.
Boneset is deer-resistant. It doesn't care if the soil is clayey or sandy, but the ground needs to be kept moist, if not wet.
Under these conditions, the plant grows quickly and easily. If the soil is allowed to dry out, the leaves will shrivel up and scorch.