(Eupatorium or Conoclinium greggi)
Lacy perennial with delicate lavender flowers from July to October. Does well in sun or light shade. Attracts butterflies. Spreads by rhizomes. Should be pruned to 3” after first hard frost.
Common Names: Wright's Boneset, Wright Ageratina, Wright Eupatorium, Wright's Snakeroot
Eupatorium wrightii (Ageratina wrightii) Asteraceae (Compositae)
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Height: 1 to 2 feet Width: 1 to 2 feet
Plant Character: Deciduous Sun / partial sun
White mistflower is a low-growing, spreading shrub with intricate leafy branches that bear clusters of fragrant white flowers at their tips in September and October.
Habit: It grows on rocky limestone hills and slopes in the Guadalupe, Chisos and Davis Mountains in the Trans-Pecos. Most Eupatorium species like moisture, but E. wrightii is more drought tolerant than most, although it may need watering during the summer in dry areas.
White mistflower's profuse blossoms attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Its small stature makes it most appropriate for gardens. Heavy shearing in the winter will promote a denser shape and more flowers the following year.
Use: small shrub
Flower Color: white
Fruit Characteristics: five-angled achene