Fragrant Mistflower

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Fragrant Mistflower

Eupatorium odoratum
Crucita; Jack-in-the-Bush; Floss Flower; Devilweed; Triffid
2

3 feet
2

3 feet
Tropical Americas, and US Gulf Coast
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Flowering

About This Plant

Sun or part shade. Crucita is a sprawling perennial, with a woody base, soft stems and pale purple mistflowers. It is one of the very best plants for the native butterfly garden in autumn.

Some of its common names provide a hint: Crucita’s airy seeds disperse over long distances, so it tends to travel and start its own gardens unless firmly contained. It’s native to South Texas, mostly below San Antonio — but in other parts of the world it is considered invasive.

Maintenance

Most gardeners cut it at least once per year to control its size and spread, as it doesn’t stay put on its own. In cold winters it may freeze all the way to the ground.

Features

Plant Type:
Perennial
Size:
2-3' H, 2-3' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy
Wildlife:
Butterflies
Flower Color:
Blue, Purple
Bloom Time:
September, October
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:

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