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Ageratum corymbosum (Blue Mist Flower)

Ageratum corymbosum
Blue Mistflower, Wild Ageratum, Blue Boneset

Blue Mist Flower is a superb butterfly plant, attracting clouds of queen butterflies with its fuzzy lavender flowers. Bright green leaves line the stems, and the flower clusters occur at the branch tips from spring through fall. This fast-growing perennial forms a mound to 3 feet tall and wide in one growing season. Plants are root hardy to 15° F, but tend to look rough in the winter months. A hard pruning in late winter will rejuvenate them for spring. In full sun exposures, especially in low deserts, this plant will require ample summer water. Place under trees to reduce water use and offer protection from intense sun. Native to New Mexico and Mexico.

Plant Type Native, Perennial
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 8 (10° F)
Flower Color Purple
Flower Season Summer, Fall
Growth Rate Fast
Height 1'-3' (ft)
Spread 1'-3' (ft)
Spacing 36"
Characteristics Showy
Attracts Bees, Birds, Butterflies
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Ground Covers, Ponds and Streams, Rain Gardens
Tolerance Wet Soil
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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