Conoclinium coelestinum

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Mistflower, Blue Mistflower

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Plant Specifics

Size:1-2 ft
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Blue,purple,lavender
Fruit Color:NA
Phenology:Winter dormant. Blooms late summer into fall. Forms large patches by rhizomes.
Noted for:Showy flowers


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, Seed
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Loam, Organic material (muck), Sand
Soil pH:Adaptable



Nectar plant for obscure skipper (Panoquina panoquinoides), salt marsh skipper (Panoquina panoquin), southern broken-dash (Wallengrenia otho), three-spotted skipper (Cymaenes tripunctus) and other butterflies. (IRC)

Attracts bees.

Native Habitats:Riverine swamps, cypress savannas.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

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

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures