Native Plant Database

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Mist Flower

Conoclinium coelestinum
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Wetland, Stream Edge
Season of Interest: Late (July - frost)
Main Color: Blue, Lavender, Pink / Rose, Purple
Fall Color: Yellow
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
Sun Exposure 
Medium Sun/Average Shade
Soil
Moisture
Moderate, High
Nature Attracting
Butterfly
Wildlife Benefit
Butterfly / Moth Nectar
Animal
Resistance
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Size

Height:

12 to
18
inches

Spread:

18 to
24
inches
Size
Height: 12 to
18
inches
Spread: 18 to
24
inches
Size
Height: 12 to
18
inches
Spread: 18 to
24
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Great for attracting butterflies and a nectar food source. Also nice for late season color.
Establishment and Care Instructions
A very adaptable plant that will grow best in moist to wet organic soil. Can be cut back to strengthen stems if grown in rich soil.
Special Features
Special Usage
Fresh Cut Flower
Basic Description

Our native and perennial version of the annual ageratum of gardens! The flat-topped flower heads have tufty, dense clusters of bright blue-violet flowers. A good show of color from mid summer to early fall. Plants can increase on their own in a garden setting.Attracts long-tongued bees, butterflies, and skippers. Several moth caterpillars feed on the plants.

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