Our native and perennial version of the annual ageratum of gardens! The flat-topped flower heads have tufty, dense clusters of bright blue-violet flowers. A good show of color from mid summer to early fall. Plants can increase on their own in a garden setting.Attracts long-tongued bees, butterflies, and skippers. Several moth caterpillars feed on the plants.
Header Photo: Mervin Wallace
USDA PLANTS Range Map
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Typical Landscape Use
Establishment and Care Instructions
Where Should I Start?
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