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Container: 12 cm pot
Flowering period: summer flowers
Hardiness zone: zone 7-10
Height: 100 cm to 130cm
Plant spacing: 70 cm
Also known as Dogfennel, Trumpet-weed, Gravelweed.
A large, vigorous and dishevelled eupatorium! It has anise green, fine lace foliage and is easy to grow in ordinary, not too dry soil. Late summer flowering attracts the foraging pollinators and it re-seeds naturally.
Grow Eupatorium capillifolium 'Elegant Plum' in a bed as 'grand bouquet', as a focus plant in a border or as a botanical curiosity, in galvanised tubs on a shady patio in a rich, moist, potting mix. Very effective in semi-aquatic settings with horsetails at the edge of a pond.
Note on the photo: Native to North America. Click on the photo to see Eupatorium capillifolium in its natural environment in Illinois and close-up of the flowers.
|Cultivation and Propagation|
|Soil type:||good garden soil, heavy wet clay soils|
|Culture advice:||Planting soil composed: 1/3 coarse sand, 1/3 garden soil, 1/3 horticultural compost|
|Aspect:||full sun, partial shade|
|Special maintenance:||Prune the plant at the end of winter, Cut off dead flowers|
|Multiplication Tips:||Sowing in autumn, Cutting stems|
|Garden value:||attractive foliage, semi evergreen / evergreen, botanical curiosities|
|Garden style:||japanese garden style, cottage garden, aquatic garden|
|Landscape interest:||mixed-border, pot and container|
|Position:||edge of pond, middle of the border|