Eupatorium havanense, White Mistflower, Fragrant Mist Flower, Shrubby White Mistflower, White Boneset, Thoroughwort, Havana Snakeroot

White Mistflower

Eupatorium havanense

Common Names: Shrubby White Mistflower, White Boneset, Thoroughwort, Havana Snakeroot

Light: Full Sun/Part Shade

Height: 3′ – 4′

Spacing/Spread: 2′ – 3′

Evergreen: No, Plant is deciduous.

Color: Fall.

Interest: Bold white blooms during fall.

Landscape Companions:

Texas Native: Yes, plant is Texas native.


Wildlife habitat: Provides food/shelter for bees, butterflies and birds.


Mid sized, fall blooming shrub. Low water requirements. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.

Austin Native Landscaping: “White Mistflower is a solid choice in any Texas native plants Xeriscape. This shrub is a low hassle option that will work great both in full sun and part shade. Native to Mexico, West and Central Texas as well, this perennial requires only about 25 inches of rain annually. Clusters of bold white flowers will appear in the fall. White mistflower works well both as a single specimen or planted in clusters. Butterflies and Humming birds love to feast on those late blooming flowers and will make themselves home in your yard. “



Family: Asteraceae (Pronounced –ass-ter-AY-see-ee)

Genus: Eupatorium (Pronounced –yoo-puh-TOR-ee-um)

Species: Havanense (Pronounced –hav-an-EN-see)

Propagation: Seeds, Softwood cuttings.



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4 comments… add one
  • shar

    March 31, 2012, 12:56 pm

    Just bought one. Is it deer resistant?

  • admin

    April 2, 2012, 1:25 pm

    Unfortunately, White Mistflower is not considered deer resistant.

    For a good list of our favorite deer resistant plants check out:

    Scroll down till you see the deer resistant list.

    Where are you going to put that White Mistflower, btw?

    Thanks and have a great week,

  • Patrick Sheehan

    June 4, 2014, 5:14 pm

    This is a great list. I’m planning my garden in north texas. Are most of these plants gunna be ok up here in the winter? Any ones in particular I should worry about? Thanks!

  • Patrick Sheehan

    June 4, 2014, 5:15 pm

    to be clear, north dfw area


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