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PlantFiles: Dog Fennel
Eupatorium capillifolium 'Elegant Feather'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Eupatorium (yoo-puh-TOR-ee-um) (Info)
Species: capillifolium (kap-ill-ih-FOH-lee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Elegant Feather

3 vendors have this plant for sale.

2 members have or want this plant for trade.


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
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Bloom Time:
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Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Meehlticket On Sep 7, 2010, Meehlticket from Daphne, AL (Zone 8b) wrote:

Isn't this the plant that grows wild around here (8b, Mobile Bay)? It is a lovely feathery looking plant, soft to the touch.

Neutral QCHammy On Feb 16, 2008, QCHammy from San Tan Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

Plant is sterile so will not become invasive like the species.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Daphne, Alabama
Hawthorne, Florida

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