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Conoclinium coelestinum


General Information

Blue Mistflower is an easy-to-grow upright herbaceous perennial.

Blue Mistflower is typically found in low wet woods, at bluff bases, and in moist ground along streams, ponds, sloughs and ditches. It prefers full sun or part shade and rich soils that do not dry out.

Blue Mistflower has showy flowers that can appear blue, purple, or lavender. Blue Mistflower blooms over an extended period between July and October.

Plant Information

Plant Type:

Herbaceous perennial

Sun Preference:

Part Sun

Soil Moisture Preference:

Medium-Wet * Medium * Medium-Dry

Plant Height:

2 feet

Plant Width:

1 to 2 feet

Plant Spacing:

1 to 2 feet

Flower Color:


Flower timing:

August to October

Culture Information:

The best locations to plant Blue Mistflower include meadows, naturalized areas, along ponds, butterfly gardens, native gardens, pollinator gardens, rain gardens or an open woodland garden. Blue Mistflower does well on the periphery of water bodies.

Blue Mistflower needs fairy consistent moisture. Unless at least an inch of rain has been received in the last week, it generally appreciates some water.

As with most perennials, Blue Mistflower can be cut to the ground after the first freeze or left until late winter. Blue Mistflower can spread aggressively by its rhizomes and self-seeding; It can become weedy, so it’s tendency to spread should be monitored. In rich and damp soils, plants tend to flop and may need support.


Wet Soil

Pests & Disease:

Blue Mistflower can be affected by leaf miners and aphids.

Blue Mistflower has some susceptibility to powdery mildew.

Wildlife Use:

Pollinators: Blue Mistflower is nectar rich and is attractive to butterflies, bees, and other insects.

Birds: Birds enjoy the seeds of Blue Mistflower.

Mammals: N/A.

Other: N/A.

Native to:

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