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Eupatorium coelestinum

Mist flower

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.3m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite, purple
  • Leaf ColourVerdant green

Description

Eupatorium coelestinum (Mist flower). This is a perennial species which will grows rapidly to form a bushy, spreading clump which will be covered with soft purple to lavender or white flowers from summer until the autumn. They will grow well in soils that are moist or well drained and will grow well in full sun or partial shade.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Other common names

Hardy ageratum, Blue boneset

Origin

United States, West Indies

Interest and use

Border, wildflower/meadow, bog

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Prune shrubs lightly after flowering or in spring.

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds in the spring, the shrubs and sub-shrubs may also be propagated by softwood or greenwood cuttings in the summer, perennials by division in early spring or autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mite and white fly may be troublesome under glass. Outside, snails and slugs.

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