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Common Name: Dogfennel
Eupatorium capillifolium is a perennial plant that can grow up to 2.00 metres tall.
It has medicinal and miscellaneous uses.
Eastern N. America - New Jersey to Vancouver, south to Florida and Texas.
Borders of woods, clearings, fields and roadsides[
]. Old fields, open sites, roadsides, flatwoods at elevations of 10 - 300 metres[
We have very little information on this species but, judging by its habitat, it should be hardy in Britain. Other members of this genus succeed in ordinary well-drained but moisture retentive garden soil in sun or part shade[
Plants seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[
An aggressive and weedy species[
The entire plant is applied externally as a remedy for the bites of reptiles and insects[
The plant is used as a strewing herb and to discourage insects[
Seed - sow spring in a cold frame and only just cover the seed. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out into their permanent positions in the summer.
Division in spring or autumn[
]. Very easy, the clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions.