Dogfennel (Eupatorium capillifolium)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Eupatorium capillifolium

The plant is used as a strewing herb and to discourage insects[61].

  • Medicinal Use

    The entire plant is applied externally as a remedy for the bites of reptiles and insects[61].

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

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[111]. Very easy, the clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions.
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[200]. Plants seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[233]. An aggressive and weedy species[43].
Eastern N. America – New Jersey to Vancouver, south to Florida.

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