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Havana Snakeroot Ageratina havanensis

 

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Havana Snakeroot
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Alternate name: Mistflower

Family: Asteraceae, Aster view all from this family



Description Havana Snakeroot or Mistflower is a rounded shrub, 2-6 ft. tall, with many much-branched stems arising from the base. Triangular, opposite leaves hang from fairly long leaf stalks. Prolific, long-lasting, fragrant, pinkish-white flowers occur in fuzzy, terminal, ageratum-like clusters.


Habitat Rocky ravines; ledges; limestone hills.


Range Edwards Plateau in Texas to n. Mexico; also Cuba and the Bahaman Islands


Discussion Blooms best and appears bushier if severely cut back each winter. Drought tolerant. Adapt to most well-drained soils. May be transplanted year-round if cut back by one third.


Comments Blooms best and appears bushier if severely cut back each winter. Drought tolerant. Adapt to most well-drained soils. May be transplanted year-round if cut back by one third.


Exposure Preference Sun.


Flower September - November


Native Distribution Edwards Plateau in Texas to n. Mexico; also Cuba and the Bahaman Islands


Site Preference Rocky ravines; ledges; limestone hills


Soil Preference Well-drained, rocky, limesone soils.


Wildlife Value Attracts hummingbirds, moths & butterflies.


 

 

 

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