Eupatorium (Eupatorium capillifolium)

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Also called Dog Fennel, this is a graceful plant with tall, stiff upright stems that are covered with feathery, finely-dissected leaves. The fine-textured foliage adds texture to any location.


Fine-textured foliage adds texture to any location. Perfectly suited to informal, naturalized settings.

Plant Feed

Fertilize monthly with an all-purpose fertilizer.


Keep well-watered.


Adapts to most soil types, but prefers well-drained soil.

Basic Care Summary

Adapts to most soil types. Keep soil moist, watering freely in dry weather. In hot summer climates, this Eupatorium performs best with some afternoon shade.

Planting Instructions

Watering Instructions

Pruning Instructions

Fertilizing Instuctions

Plant Details

Category Annual
Height Range 3-6′
Height Metric Range 0.9-1.8m
Space Range 18-24″
Space Metric Range 46-61cm
Available Colors Greenish-white
Companion Plants Black-Eyed Susan, Zinnia, Feathertop Grass
Lowest Temperature -10° to 20°F
Lowest Temperature Metric -23° to -7°C
Bloom Time Late summer to autumn
Plant Light Sun to Part Shade
Hardiness Zone 6, 7, 8, 9