Hemp agrimony

Eupatorium capillifolium 'Elegant Feather'

Hemp agrimony - Eupatorium capillifolium  'Elegant Feather'

Common Name: Hemp agrimony
Genus: Eupatorium
Species: capillifolium
Cultivar: 'Elegant Feather'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.80 m (180 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Green
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: November

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained

Sometimes known as the Dog Fennel this is a foliage plant from south-eastern USA. Totally dissimilar to other members of this family it has wand-like 150cm stems clothed in filigree bright green foliage an emerald foil to more colourful perennials. Insignificant flowers appear in November. Hardy only in milder southern counties in sharply-drained soils.

  • Garden care: Mulch with straw or bracken over winter and cut down old stems to ground level in spring after the worst of the frosts. Growth appears like a green moss as late as May or even June. A few cuttings in early autumn act as an insurance against losses in a severe or wet winter.


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