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Conoclinium coelestinum - (L.) DC.

Common Name Blue mistflower
Family Compositae
USDA hardiness 6-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Moist open woods especially edges and clearings, banks of lakes, rivers, creeks or ditches, moist meadows, wet prairies, sandy coastal wetlands, bottomlands, seeps, fields, roadsides and right-of ways.
Range Native Range: Central and southeastern United States, West Indies
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Other Uses    (3 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Wet Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Conoclinium coelestinum Blue mistflower

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Conoclinium coelestinum Blue mistflower
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Physical Characteristics

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Conoclinium coelestinum is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.7 m (2ft 4in) by 0.7 m (2ft 4in) at a fast rate.
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 7. The flowers are pollinated by Bees, Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid and neutral soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist or wet soil.

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C. dichotomum Chapm. C. flaccidum Greene. C. nepetaefolium Greene. C. venulosum Greene. Eupatorium coelestinum L. Eupatorium deltifolium Raf. ex DC. [Invalid]. Eupatorium deltoideum steudel. Eupatorium violaceum Raf.

Plant Habitats

Edible Uses

None Known

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

A good ground cover with medium to high density growing at a fast rate. Recommended for habitat restoration within its native range, especially in wet soils. Plants are also used as Butterfly Nectar Plants, Cut Flowers, Accents or as part of a Grouping or Mass Planting. The flowers attract long-tongued bees, butterflies, and skippers. Other occasional visitors include short-tongued bees, various flies, moths, and beetles.

Special Uses

Food Forest  Ground Cover

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Cultivation details

A herbaceous perennial with showy flowers. Prefers full sun to light shade, moist soil containing loam or silt. There should be sufficient organic material in the soil to retain moisture. Spread aggressively in moist open ground, otherwise it presents few problems. In some areas of the U.S., the species is considered to be a spreading weed. Drought tolerance is poor. Plants will grow in wet areas. The root pattern is rhizomatous with underground stems sending roots and shoots along their length [1-2].

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Plant Propagation

Propagation is by seed or division of the rhizomes.

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Blue mistflower, Hardy Ageratum

NORTHERN AMERICA: United States, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Texas, SOUTHERN AMERICA: Cuba,

Weed Potential

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None Known

Conservation Status

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.


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