Bartlettina sordida

Easy, rare & outrageous, here’s a real treat for you collectors of subtropicals. This Eupatorium relative from Mexico forms a multi-branching shrub 8’ tall or more & blooms Fall - Spring here. The flower clusters are nicely displayed well above the foliage & look like giant Ageratum blooms & are fragrant too! The leaves are a beautiful, velvety green, large & tropical looking, with dark violet veining. The very upright stalks & stems are deep maroon/purple. Bartlettina thrives (& grows fast) in bright shade & moist, rich soil. Frost tender.

Bright shade
Avg./High water


USDA zones 9-11