EUPATORIUM ligustrinum

Commonly known as Ague weed, Incense bush, Thoroughwort

(syn. Micranthum) - filmy white flowers, aromatic and hugely attractive to late season butterflies
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    toothed, long-pointed, light-green leaves to 10cm (4in).
  • White
  • Height
    2.5m (8ft)
  • Spread
    2.5m (8ft)
  • Hedge
    Ideal for hedging
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Densely-branched domed shrub. Flowers in clustered terminal corymbs to 20cm (8in) across.
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

EUPATORIUM ligustrinum

 
Available again from summer 2024 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
individually £14.50 each , 3+ £13.00 each 
Delivery Information Available again from summer 2024
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Syn. Ageratina ligustrina. Wildlife plant - bees, butterflies. Makes a coastal hedge if given some protection from direct sea-wind
    Pests & Diseases
    Slugs and aphids outdoors. Whiteflies and red spider mites in greenhouse.
    Place of origin
    Mexico to Costa Rica
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Border
    Suitable for a shrub border
    Coastal / windswept
    Slightly back from the sea with more shelter
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Serrate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Butterfly friendly
    Rabbit Resistant
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Eupatorium - Growing Guide
2.5m (8ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2.5m (8ft)
 

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