Plant types and subtypes: Perennials, Ground Covers
Light Requirements: sun, part-sun, part-shade
Water Use: medium
Soil Moisture: moist
Soil Description: average, loam, clay, sand
Bloom Time: August, September, October
Bloom Color: violet, lavender, blue
Leaf Color: green
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Additional Tags: attracts bees, attracts birds, attracts butterflies, colonizing, cottage garden plant, fall interest, naturalizing, pond margin plant, stream margin plant
Pricing & Availability
Conoclinium coelestinumAlso known as:
Conoclinium coelestinum is an all around attractive plant with leathery, mint-like leaves with prominent veins. It can grow to a height of 3' and is topped off by several 3" clusters of lavender flowers. These give way to tufted achenes that allow the seeds to be dispersed by the wind.
Blue mistflower is very easy to grow, and adaptable to typical garden conditions. It prefers bright locations, but will tolerate part shade. Moist, well drained soil is best. It has a rhizomatous root system, and can spread aggressively, particularly if the soil is very rich and consistently on the wet side. It is a prolific bloomer and will add intense color to the garden for up to 2 months, beginning in mid to late summer and extending until mid fall or first frost. Zones 4-10
Easy to propagate from seed, or by root division in mid spring.
Conoclinium coelestinum can be aggressive, but the amount of color it provides to the late season garden is well worth it. It is also an excellent food source for pollinators. Until recently, it was classified as Eupatorium coelestinum.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
AL, AR, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV
|Species||Conoclinium coelestinum||blue mistflower|