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Conoclinium coelestinum

Native Plants

Mistflower

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Summary

Mistflower is a fast spreading perennial which creates a soft drift of fuzzy blue button-like flower heads for five full weeks in fall. This plant grows best in moist, well drained soil and will spread rapidly to form large masses. Plants can grow 2-3’ tall. It grows best in full sun to part shade. The blossoms of mistflower brighten the garden from September through October producing a lovely contrast in the late season garden. There are many companions that bloom at the same time and require similar culture including Lobelia siphilitica, Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’ Symphyotrichum novae-angliae, Symphyotrichum laeve var. laeve ‘Bluebird’, Rudbeckia fulgida and Vernonia noveboracensis.


More Details

  • Plant Type
    perennial 
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    full-sun, partial-shade 
  • Foliage Character
    deciduous 
  • Soil Moisture
    moist 
  • Flowering Period
    early-fall, late-fall, late-summer, mid-fall
  • Soil PH
    adaptable 
  • Flower Color
    blue 
  • Summer Foliage Color
    green 
  • Other Scientific Names

    Eupatorium coelestinium

     
  • Fall Foliage Color
    green, yellow 
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    tan