Ageratum corymbosum      
Butterfly mist    
Asteraceae Family     

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.


puffy blue flower
flower on Ageratum corymbosum

Form: low growing, multi-stemmed shrub
Seasonality: herbaceous perennial
Size: 1ft high by 3ft wide
Leaves: variable, round, ovate or heart-shaped ; opposite; partially toothed; upper dull green and pubescent, underside darker
Flowers: light blue/purple clusters flowers throughout warm season
Fruit: none
Stems/Trunks: young stems pubescent, becoming more twiggy with age
Range/Origin: northeast Mexico, west Texas, Arizona
Hardiness: dies to ground in winter but quickly regrows in spring


Research by Master Gardeners Paul Ellis & Barbara Schneidau

looks drab in winter while dormant
also known as Blue mist
Buttfly mist bush
Ageratum corymbosum

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