Eupatorium caespitosum Migo
Eupatorium chinense tripartitum Miq.
Eupatorium stoechadosmum Hance
Eupatorium fortunei is an erect, herbaceous perennial plant producing a clump of stems 40 - 100cm tall[
The plant is used medicinally and also for its essential oils. It is little known in the wild but is commonly cultivated in China[
E. Asia - China (Sichuan and Shaanxi to Shandong, south to Yunna, Hainan and Guangdong), Japan, Korea, north Thailand, Vietnam
A rare plant in the wild, usually found in thickets or furrows by roadsides; at elevations around 2,000 metres[
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Eupatorium fortunei is native from the temperate zone of central and eastern China into the tropics of southern China and Thsailand (usually at moderate elevations).
Species in this genus generally succeed in ordinary well-drained but moisture retentive garden soil in sun or part shade[
The whole plant and flowers are fragrant like Lavandula angustifolia Mill. when crushed[
The plant is used medicinally for 'clearing away' heat and toxic materials and to eliminate 'wetness'[
The fragrant stems and leaves are used for making fragrant oils[
An extract of the plant is used as an ingredient in commercial cosmetic preparations as a skin conditioner[
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.