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EUPATORIUM cannabinum

Image of Eupatorium cannabinum

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

EUPATORIUM cannabinum

Plant Common Name

Hemp Agrimony

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General Description

Hemp agrimony is a pretty perennial with attractively shaped leaves, colorful stems and butterfly-attracting flowers in summer and early fall. Considered a European wildflower, this plant is also native to extreme northern Africa and western Asia. The compound leaves have between three to five leaflets arranged in a hand-like shape, resembling cannibis. By mid to late summer, the reddened stems support the dark pink, lavender or reddish flowers at their tips. Rarely an all-white flowering plant can be seen. Insects, especially bees and occasionally a butterfly, will visit the blossoms.

Hemp agrimony appreciates moisture in the acidic or neutral soils that it grows. Full sun to partial shade is acceptable, but be aware the more sun it receives, the more important it is to have enough soil moisture. Plant this perennial in low, wet spots in meadows, along a stream or lakeside.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 9

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    4'-5' / 1.2m - 1.5m

  • Width

    3'-4' / 0.9m - 1.2m

  • Bloom Time

    Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall

  • Native To

    Europe, Western Asia

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam

  • Tolerances

    Wet Site

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Purple, Pink, Violet

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Dried Flower/Everlasting, Mixed Border, Wildflower

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No