Flat topped clusters of bluish-purple Ageratum-like flowers are borne atop short sturdy stems that are adorned with finely cut and softly textured, medium green foliage. The flowers attract loads of butterflies as well as other pollinators and Gregg's Mist Flower flowers most heavily beginning in late summer and lasting through fall. Its rhizomatous though non-aggressive nature makes this durable and drought resistant perennial an excellent addition to the garden where it can be utilized as a groundcover as well as in naturalistic settings. It does seem to prefer a little midday and afternoon shade, especially in the hottest summer climates and in dryer settings.
Gregg's Mist Flower is native to southern and western Texas as well as southern New Mexico as well as the southwestern most corner of Arizona and so is moderately drought resistant. Queen butterflies flock to the blue flowers of this species and will spend hours sipping from the nectar rich flowers of this species along with the many other pollinators that jockey for position there.
Gregg's Mist Flower is a.k.a Palm-leaf Mistflower, Purple Palm-leaf Thoroughwort, West Texas Ageratum, West Texas Mist Flower, and occasionally as Boneset.
To learn more about Gregg's Mist Flower see "Perennial for part shade and butterfly magnet : Gregg's Mist Flower" by the Trinity Forks Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas.
*Under full sun conditions Gregg's Mist Flower may need supplemental water during dryer periods, especially in low rain fall regions.
Grows To: 18-24"H space about 12-18" apart
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9,10
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Outdoor Light: Part sun, Part shade, Light shade, Full sun*
Soil pH Range: Neutral, Mildly Alkaline
Soil Types & Moisture: Well draining.
Deer Resistance: Not Normally Bothered
Native To / Cultivar Origin: US- TX, NM, AZ
View this species in the USDA Plants database
Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml