White Mistflower (Ageratina havanensis)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Ageratina havanensis Accepted
Eupatorium texense Synonym
Eupatorium havanense Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7b -15 °C (5 °F) to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 4 to 6 feet
Plant Spread: 3 to 4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Fall
Late fall or early winter
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip

White Mistflower blooms

White Mistflower: What a Magnet for All Kinds of Pollinators!White Mistflower: What a Magnet for All Kinds of Pollinators!
December 1, 2013

Just at the time when most flowering plants are going to rest for the winter, this plant explodes into gorgeous blooms that cover the entire plant.

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Posted by LindaTX8 (Medina Co., TX - Zone 8a) on Aug 26, 2014 10:59 AM

One of my favorite blooming native Texas shrubs! Every fall, the flowers attract bees and butterflies, without fail. Although primarily fall-blooming, the shrubs sometimes can start blooming in summer under favorable conditions. The plants do better when they are in fairly sunny areas, although they also do well in partly sunny areas. This species is a xeriscape plant, although it blooms better if watered on a fairly regular basis, especially during dry spells. When the plant is in bloom, the fragrance can waft over the yard and is pleasant, but not overpowering at all. The white flowers are lovely, often attracting butterflies that are flying through in the fall. They can be cut back after bloom is over, to keep them more compact. Fresh seed is good for germination and cuttings also work well.

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