Sunday, August 21, 2011

Eupatorium - Part 1

We have several different kinds of Eupatorium that are native around here.   I'll be showing you all of them as they bloom this fall.

The first is eupatorium coeruleum - Blue Mist Flower.
They vary in color from this pink-purple to a more blue-purple.   It's a short plant - 18 inches if it's happy.   They love roadsides and fields.   They show up everywhere.    I love it as a filler in my garden beds.  It's not fussy and it's very pretty this time of year when little else is blooming.    The foliage is nice during the early seasons and it really shines in August.   Perfect with the zinnias and the rudbeckias.


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