Elegant Feather Eupatorium (Eupatorium capillifolium ‘Elegant Feather’)

Elegant Feather Eupatorium

Soft and fine-textured, the astounding greenery of Elegant Feather Eupatorium (Eupatorium capillifolium) will add such ethereal green texture to your garden beds and borders that you’ll be looking for new places in your landscape to use it! Touchably soft green foliage, also known as Dog Fennel, grows in a waving upright clump and a hardy native to the hottest parts of the US.

Late summer and into autumn bring showy greenish-white blooms to the tops of the reddish-tinted vertical stems, but these unusual shrubby perennials are mainly used for their ultra fine-textured foliage! Tall and slender, the motion and airy feel they’ll add to the back of garden borders or as wispy privacy, is downright dreamy!

Elegant Feather is light soft green until autumn and you’ll not have to worry about the seeds of this variety spreading or becoming invasive. An unexpected and ornamental green element and fine-textured addition to tuck among flowers and shrubs to create varied textures and motion throughout the landscape.

Planting and Application:

Add motion and texture as the soft ferny fronds wave in the slightest breeze and give your private garden spaces a calming Zen. Informal and light-hearted, the foliage swishes and adds soft sound to the garden as well to help cancel noise while adding the most graceful air to privacy borders and breaking up the coarse texture from large-leafed plants.

Eupatorium looks great in large planters as specimen plants, evenly spaced along a path or walkway, or planted in rows along a narrow pathway to soften the foundation of your home or a fence-line. Use as an airy backdrop plant in large mixed planters or just add them to a woodland garden, Perennial and Cottage borders, or include them as an anchor and greenery in Cutting gardens!

  • Fine-Textured Airy Light Green Foliage
  • Showy Flowers & No Fruit/Seeds
  • Threadleaf Scented Foliage
  • Upright Quick Growth
  • Hardy Native – Annual or Perennial depending on Growing Zone

Tips for Care:

Eupatorium are very pest and disease-free. Thriving in full sun and partial shade, these are very adaptable plants that won’t take up much garden space. Provide average fertility and well-drained soil, and once established this plant will become very drought tolerant!

  • Full Sun & Partial Sun/Shade
  • Tolerates Any Well-Drained Soil – Even Rocky/Poor Soil
  • Drought-Tolerant Once Established
  • Low Water & Fertility Needs
  • Low Maintenance

Elegant Feather Eupatorium will be your new favorite greenery to use in your garden and floral bouquets!

Elegant Feather Eupatorium (Eupatorium capillifolium ‘Elegant Feather’) Details

Common name Elegant Feather Eupatorium
Botanical name Eupatorium capillifolium 'Elegant Feather'
Plant type Perennial
Hardiness zone 4-9
Growth rate Medium
Height 3 - 6 ft.
Width 1 - 3 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained Soil
Pollinator-friendly No
Pruning time After Flowering