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Date Photo Taken: October 11, 2010
Location: Alpharetta, GA
Posted By: rexwoman

Notes:

This plant is in my front yard. Comes back year after year larger and fuller. Gets plenty of sun. Blooms in October. What is it?

COMMENTS

  1. Dub Strickland Unregistered says:

    Can’t tell from the picture but I get the impression this is kind of a bedding plant. Looks like Hardy Ageratum or Mist Flower.
    http://home.howstuffworks.com/hardy-ageratum-mist-flower.htm

    October 12th, 2010 at 12:04 pm
  2. Mona Unregistered says:

    Wild ageratum maybe? (Just a guess)

    October 12th, 2010 at 1:14 pm
  3. Christine Hurst Unregistered says:

    I have the same stuff. I love it- it keeps perpetuating itself thru the landscape. My Mom told me the name, and I THINK I remember it as beng agerathum…but I may be confusing it with something else…

    October 12th, 2010 at 1:20 pm
  4. mari Unregistered says:

    (Ageratum houstonianum) gone to weed, it can take over the garden…I found that I could freely uproot the undesirable ones before they go to seed in the fall

    October 12th, 2010 at 1:43 pm
  5. Kitty Unregistered says:

    Native Ageratum – I love it and have loads of it throughout my garden – multiplies through underground runners. It is a Perennial here in the south – grows up to 2′in height and is very drought tolerant.

    October 12th, 2010 at 2:54 pm
  6. Debra Unregistered says:

    Thank you!

    October 12th, 2010 at 5:50 pm
  7. Southern Garden Coach Flower Fanatic says:

    It’s Latin name is Conoclinium (formerly known as Eupatorium) coelestinum.

    October 12th, 2010 at 10:48 pm
  8. Norma Flower Fanatic says:

    I agree with most of the others; it sure looks like some type of ageratum. I’ve never heard of a perennial ageratum, but I’m sure gonna check it out as I LOVE the plant.

    October 15th, 2010 at 3:12 pm

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