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White Mistflower

White Mistflower is a solid choice in any Texas native plants Xeriscape.

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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Posted by Reed

  1. Just bought one. Is it deer resistant?

  2. Shar.
    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,

  3. Patrick Sheehan June 4, 2014 at 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!

  4. Patrick Sheehan June 4, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    to be clear, north dfw area