Ageratum houstonianum 'Artist Blue'
WHY GIVE IT A WINK? ;-)
Well, I haven't....yet. This one is new to the garden. It's beautiful and cute, but still on trial.
WHAT AM I WORRIED ABOUT?
This hybrid has stronger stems and deeper tones, but will it attract butterflies? No butterflies yet.
I'm worried that the label says full to part sun, good drainage, but keep moist. That's usually a recipe for disaster.
It's beautiful, but will it stand up to Texas heat?
ANYTHING WEIRD YOU WANT TO TELL US?
I picked it up thinking it was Mistflower, a proven butterfly nectar plant that blooms in the late Summer.
The guy at the store said they are related, but NOT the same plant. Not even the same genus, but the same tribe...the Eupatorias.
FREAKY, BUT TRUE:
A plant with the name 'houstonianum' is not from Houston! It's from Southeast Mexico.
Anyone have it in their hot garden? I'd love to know if it grows well for you.
I'm joining Lisa's Chaos and her great Macro Monday Meme today.
Thanks Lisa! You get a big wink!
Thanks for stopping by!