Plant ID forum: Is this Wild Ageratum?

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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Aug 11, 2012 6:11 AM CST
I am pretty sure this is wild ageratum, but would like positive ID. This plant came up last year and then came back again this year. It is in between two drought stricken daylilies, but it is thriving in these conditions. Go figure!

I am guessing that a bird dropped a seed or the wind carried it and I would like to get it to go into other areas, so any suggestions on how to do that would be appreciated.

Thanks.

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Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Aug 11, 2012 6:34 AM CST
Could it be Conoclinium coelestinum which is commonly called "Hardy Ageratum"?:

Blue Mistflower (Conoclinium coelestinum)

http://www.google.com/search?q=Hardy+Ageratum&hl=en&prmd=imv...
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
Region: Indiana Garden Art Annuals Clematis Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 2
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blue23rose
Aug 12, 2012 10:22 AM CST
That certainly does look like it. Thanks, PlantLadyLin!
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Aug 12, 2012 10:58 AM CST
Vickie: You are very welcome! I'm not certain of the ID but it sure looks like Hardy Ageratum ... lucky you to have such a beauty pop up in your garden!

By the way ... I really enjoyed the article with the tour of your lovely gardens!
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
Region: Indiana Garden Art Annuals Clematis Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 2
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blue23rose
Aug 13, 2012 4:33 AM CST
And the best part is that it is BLUE! I love blue flowers.

Glad you enjoyed the tour. I didn't do a whole lot of planting or moving of plants this year with the drought. Looking forward to next year and getting a few things transplanted that I only thought about doing this year:)
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown

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