Ageratum corymbosum
"Butterfly Mist"

One of the most extraordinary part shade plants we grow! Exotic velvety leaves start out green and turn a sexy dark purple on much branched stems to form a well-mannered 3’x3’ dense form. Bloom-tastic fluffy lavender-blue flower heads to 6” across last for 1-2 months in Spring. After bloom, cut it back to 1’, ply with compost for a second perfect round of bloom! In my home garden (pictured left) it gets AM sun and PM shade and rich, well-drained soil and has lived 10 years so far. Evergreen- or “everpurple” - in frost-free areas. Attracts butterflies!

Ageratum corymbosum

Part Shade
Average Water

USDA Zones 9-10

Annie's Annuals