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Ageratina ligustrina - (DC.)R.M.King.&H.Rob.

Common Name
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness 9-11
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known
Range Southern N. America - Mexico to Costa Rica.
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Weed Potential No
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Tender Moist Soil Full sun
Ageratina ligustrina


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Ageratina ligustrina

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Ageratina ligustrina is an evergreen Shrub growing to 5 m (16ft 5in).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 10 and is frost tender. It is in leaf all year, in flower from September to November. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees, Lepidoptera (Moths & Butterflies). The plant is self-fertile.
It is noted for attracting wildlife.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Eupatorium ligustrinum. DC. E. micranthum. E. weinmannianum.

Plant Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

Attracts Wildlife

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Cultivation details

Requires a sunny position, succeeding in most well-drained but moisture retentive fertile soils[1]. A very ornamental plant, it is often grown as an ornamental in the greenhouse but can succeed outdoors in the mildest areas of the country[1, 11, 59]. Plants have withstood temperatures down to -12°c[11]. Another report says that plants are often cut back by frost[166]. Plants are usually grown under one of its synonyms[11]. The flowers are very attractive to butterflies[49]. Plants can continue flowering until Christmas in mild autumns[182].

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Plant Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame, only just covering the seed. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on for at least their first winter in a greenhouse. If planting them outdoors, do this in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts, and consider giving the plants some protection from the cold for at least their first winter outdoors. Cuttings of green wood, spring in a frame.

Other Names

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NORTHERN AMERICA: Mexico (Coahuila de Zaragoza, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, Tamaulipas, Chiapas, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Michoacán de Ocampo, Oaxaca, Puebla, Querétaro, Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave) SOUTHERN AMERICA: Guatemala

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Ageratina altissimaWhite Snakeroot, RichweedPerennial2.0 5-9  LMHSNM020
Ageratina aromatica Perennial1.5 4-8  LMHSNM11 
Ageratina herbaceaFragrant SnakerootPerennial2.0 5-9  LMHSNM01 
Ageratina occidentalisWestern SnakerootPerennial0.7 5-9  LMHSNM01 
Ageratina rugosum  0.0 -  LMHSNM00 

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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