Is this a weed or a desirable plant?

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Date Photo Taken: 06/17/2013
Location: Newnan, GA
Posted By: laurelwood


A thick clump of these has grown up in one of my shade beds. They are about 12-18 inches tall. I thought at first they might be mulberry weed but the leaf texture is totally different.
They are very close to iris and lilies I transplanted from my grandmother’s house after she passed away, and could possibly be seeds or plants that hitchhiked along, or honestly I could have planted them on purpose but now I have no idea what it is.


  1. Dale Unregistered says:

    Looks like a mint of some kind.

    June 18th, 2013 at 9:58 pm
  2. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    conoclinium coelestinum… Perennial Ageratum.

    I like them… You may have to thin… To keep the colony from spreading too much, but when it blooms in the late summer…. Spectacular!

    June 19th, 2013 at 9:22 am
  3. laurelwood Apprentice says:

    I think we have a winner! I remember Ageratum blooming every year in Grandma’s garden. Thank you stone!

    Dale, I originally thought mint also, but the leaves are distinctly not aromatic.

    June 19th, 2013 at 7:43 pm

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