Conoclinium coelestinum

mistflower, blue mistflower

Asteraceae (Compositae)

wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 1-2 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color   flower color      blue,purple,lavender
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Moist wildflower garden or butterfly garden. Edges of water features. Will spread to form large patches.
Propagation: Seed, division. Seeds are available through the Florida Wildflowers Growers Cooperative.
Availability: Native nurseries
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
moisture_bar
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam, organic material (muck)
Soil pH Range: adaptable

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Attracts many pollinators, especially butterflies ans skippers, throughout its blooming period.
Native Habitats: Riverine swamps, cypress savannas. This species can be seen at Morris Bridge County Park in Hillsborough County.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B,10A,10B,11

Other

Other Comments: Its rich deep blue/purple/lavender color does not photograph well.