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Ageratum

Just when it looks like summer’s heat has convinced every flower in my garden to close up shop, I am never surprised to see ageratum, or blue mistflower, in full bloom. This little annual produces soft blue flowers from spring through the first hard freeze, so I can rely on the staying power of its color in my borders. In summer ageratum looks terrific with white petunias, lamb’s ear and chartreuse creeping Jenny ‘Aurea’. Yet it is equally appealing mixed with autumn favorites such as asters, golden patrinia and goldenrod.

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Ageratum
Eupatorium coelestinum
Zone
3,4,5,6,7
Categories
perennial, sun garden favorite, attracts wildlife
Bloom Time
summer to first frost
Light
Full Sun/Partial Shade
Soil
moist soil
Plant Height
12 to 36 inches