In the 1918 flu pandemic, the US government subsidized Boneset tincture so everyone had access to this incredible immune-boosting medicine. Native to the Northeast and easy to grow, Boneset is a gorgeous plant, often 5+ feet tall, attracting butterflies and native pollinators to her white August blooms. A hardy perennial, boneset thrives in diverse areas, adaptive and abundant in moist as well as dry soils, in full as well as partial sun.
Medicinally, we reach for echinacea when we’re wanting to boost our immune system before we have symptoms. Once we have symptoms like swollen lymph nodes & phlegm that isn’t clear, we reach for Boneset. Though pharmaceutical companies now dictate how our society thinks about medicine, health and healing, we can still grow our own medicine, Friends. And we must. We’re so honored to share these seeds with you.
|100 Seeds||$4.45||In stock|
|200 Seeds||$7.55||In stock|
|400 Seeds||$14.25||In stock|
When to Seed: Transplant Only, sowing indoors 5-6 weeks before last frost, knowing light is needed for germination, and bottom-watering to avoid displaced seed. (We recommend soil blocks.) Transfer to larger pot with first true leaves. Harden off seedlings (reduce water & temperature for 3-7 days) before transplanting after final frost.
Full/Part Sun Seed Depth: barely cover
Days to Germination: 5-10 days at 60-75°F
Care: Weed & water well; mulch to reduce weed & watering pressure.
Plant spacing after transplanting: 12-20 inches
Days to Flower: 75 Height: 3-6 feet
Harvest: harvest flowering tops in peak bloom for making tincture, though you can easily dry and drink her (impressively bitter) tea, as well.