Coniclinium coelastinum, Blue MistFlower, Organically Grown Native Perennial Plugs, Native Wildflowers, Native Pollinator Support Plants

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Coniclinium coelastinum, Blue MistFlower, Organically Grown Native Perennial Plugs, Native Wildflowers, Native Pollinator Support Plants

There is a  required minimum purchase of 5 individual plant plugs for this species.  There are 50 individual plant plugs of this species in a tray.

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Description

Coniclinium coelastinum, Blue MistFlower, Organically Grown Native Perennial Plugs, Native Wildflowers, Native Pollinator Support Plants

Attractive Fall Color:
Attractive Flowers:
Average to moist soil:
Average well drained soil:
Beneficial Insects:
Butterflies:
Deer Resistant:
Erosion Control:
FAC- Occur in wetlands and non-wetlands:
FACU – Usually occur in non-wetlands, but may occur in wetlands:
Full – Part Sun (6+ hours of sun):
Groundcover:
Herbaceous plant:
High Wildlife Value:
Hummingbirds:
Loamy Soil- mostly silt, sand, some clay:
Moist Soil:
Native to Coastal Regions:
Native To Mountain Regions:
Native to Piedmont Regions:
Occasionally wet soil (non tidal):
Organic soil- high level of decayed leaves, bark:
Part Sun – Part Shade :
Perennial:
Full Sun:
Common Name: blue mistflower
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Asteraceae
Native Range: Central and southeastern United States, West Indies
Zone: 5 to 10
Height: 1.50 to 3.00 feet
Spread: 1.50 to 3.00 feet
Bloom Time: July to October
Bloom Description: Blue
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Medium
Suggested Use: Naturalize
Flower: Showy
Attracts: Butterflies
Garden locations
Culture
Easily grown in average, medium to wet, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, fertile, humusy soils which do not dry out. Mistflower is a vigorous plant that spreads aggressively by rhizomes and self-seeding. In some areas of the U.S., the species is considered to be a spreading weed. Propagate by clump division in early spring. Plants will grow in wet areas. Taller plants may be cut back in summer to prevent flopping.

Noteworthy Characteristics
Conoclinium coelestinum, commonly called mistflower, is a late summer to fall-blooming herbaceous perennial that is native to the Eastern United States. It looks like annual ageratum and in that regard is sometimes commonly called hardy ageratum. But it is perennial and can spread aggressively by rhizomes. It typically grows to 1-2’ tall on downy purplish stems clad with coarsely-toothed, ovate-deltoid leaves (to 3” long). The flowers of this member of the aster family lack rays. Numerous small, fluffy, tubular, blue-purple flowers (to 1/ 2” across) with discoid heads bloom from July to October in dense flat topped terminal clusters (corymbs). In Missouri, mistflower is primarily found south of the Missouri River in low wet woods, at bluff bases, and in moist ground along streams, ponds, sloughs and ditches (Steyermark). It is also commonly called blue boneset. Conoclinium coelestinum is synonymous with Eupatorium coelestinum.

Specific epithet means sky-blue or heavenly.

Problems
No serious insect or disease problems. Some susceptibility to powdery mildew. Leaf miners and aphids may also visit. Plants tend to flop and may need support. Spreading tendencies must be watched, particularly if planted in the perennial border.

Garden Uses
Wild flower garden. Naturalized areas. Periphery of stream of pond. Open woodland garden. May be grown in borders as long as sited in an area where spreading roots will not interfere with other plants.

Coniclinium coelastinum, Blue MistFlower, Organically Grown Native Perennial Plugs, Native Wildflowers, Native Pollinator Support Plants

Conoclinium coelestinum, the blue mistflower, is a North American species of herbaceous perennial flowering plant in the sunflower family.

Benefit

Use Wildlife: This wildflower attracts bees and butterflies.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Birds , Butterflies
Nectar Source: yes

Conoclinium coelestinum is widely planted as a landscaping plant, especially in native plant gardens. It is sometimes used as a groundcover due to its spreading habit and the fact that it grows less tall than many native plants preferring similar conditions. Mulch can sometimes help the soil retain enough moisture that it can be grown on slightly drier ground than it would naturally occur.

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