Hardiness: USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
Sun Exposure: Full Sun Sun to Partial Shade
Bloom Color: Violet/Lavender
Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer Mid Summer Late Summer/Early Fall
Foliage: Deciduous Herbaceous
Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Soil pH requirements: 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
On Apr 26, 2013, KWM_SA from San Antonio, TX wrote:
This is one of those plants you only need one of but it's a great one. I started from a one gallon pot planted on the bermed edge of my dry creekbed. It has approximately doubled in width each year. However, I haven't found it to be the kind of plant that crowds out everything near it. It just sends up shoots through the Powis Castle artemesia. It's probably 24-30" tall and tends to sprawl.
It's in full sun with a western exposure and for most of that time has been at the very end of my hose's reach (i.e., it didn't get watered much). It is very drought and heat tolerant. It only really blooms once or twice a year for me but it's an important nectar source for Monarchs and other butterflies. It does die back in the winter and needs to be pruned back in about February.
On Sep 13, 2008, Ladybeetle from zone 7, TX wrote:
I believe I have Texas Mist flower , this year I'm growing on the west side of house but receiving some shade from a climbing rose bush. It has grown over 6 feet in some locations. I mulched with a composted horse manure/ sawdust mixture. It got plenty of water in July and has
received plenty of rain also. This year is first year in 15 years
that mine didn't fry in the sun in July! It isn't quite in full bloom yet but the flowers are all there. Maybe this weekend with Ike's storm when it makes its way here to Gainesville. This plant is growing all around the house but just 3 feet tall. I love it mixed up in the beds. I love it coming through the red and orange Lantana and my yellow Lantana!
On Sep 12, 2005, jackieshar from Texas/Okla central border United States (Zone 7b) wrote:
south central Oklahoma is very sandy and dry.....Eupatorium grows wild in ourlow lying areas with some moisture in the soil. I have transplanted it into my cultivated beds and it takes care of itself and looks great. Blooms start here in late August and continue til frost.
On Sep 22, 2004, m20361 from Fayetteville, NC wrote:
Good low-maintenance plant for well-drained areas. Spreads vigorously, but is fairly easy to uproot where not wanted (not nearly as over-powering as the native Eupatorium). Heavy bloom in late summer/fall attracts butterflies, and the color goes well with nearly everything.
On Sep 22, 2004, trois from Santa Fe, TX (Zone 9b) wrote:
This is a wild plant that has become a rapid favorite. It is now around all our ponds, along our fences, and just everywhere you look. Extremely attractive in masses. Selective mowing has thios plant every where we want it.
On Oct 1, 2003, TerriFlorida from Plant City, FL wrote:
Here in west central Florida, this Eupatorium could not be more easy to grow. In fact, it went from a 10" ball to something like 4' across in a few months, necessitating moving some daylilies out of its tender clutches! It is indeed a butterfly magnet. In particular here the red admirals seem to adore it. It is not more than two feet tall, and I am very glad I planted it far enough (so far) away from the path. I am going to have to cut it back in one spot, as it wants to eat the Dendranthema and I don't want to move that. Plants!
This is an easy to grow plant with big payoff! A little work needs to be done to keep it from spreading however. It requires little supplemental water and butterflies are attracted to it like a magnet!
On Nov 27, 2002, desert_rose from Dripping Springs, TX wrote:
I can't do without this plant in my garden! It's easy, drought-tolerant and attracts so many butterflies--- I can't count them all. It grows in average alkaline to poor soil. It has plenty of seeds in the fall.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, Toney, Alabama Chino Valley, Arizona Phoenix, Arizona Tanque Verde, Arizona , California Plant City, Florida Timber Pines, Florida Cordele, Georgia Oxford, Georgia Dundalk, Maryland Chapel Hill, North Carolina Elizabeth City, North Carolina Fayetteville, North Carolina Greensboro, North Carolina Lawton, Oklahoma Thackerville, Oklahoma Alice, Texas Anderson Mill, Texas Briaroaks, Texas Callisburg, Texas Crawford, Texas (2 reports) Dalworthington Gardens, Texas Eagle Mountain, Texas Fate, Texas Fort Worth, Texas Hill Country Village, Texas Hudson Oaks, Texas Hurst, Texas Irving, Texas Mckinney, Texas (2 reports) Muniz, Texas New Braunfels, Texas Princeton, Texas San Antonio, Texas Santa Fe, Texas Scenic Oaks, Texas Spring Branch, Texas