Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

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Mist Flower

Mist Flower

Conoclinium coelestinum (Eupatorium coelestinum)

Part sun to light shade, moderately wet to moderately dry moisture level, most soils except rocky, moderately acid to neutral pH.  2 ft. height, blooms late summer to early fall, lavender blue flowers, spreads by underground stolons.

Germination Code:  C(90)

Native Region:  Statewide

Very attractive.  Good plant for a colonizing groundcover.  Can spread rapidly and become a pest in the damp, slightly acid soil it prefers.  Needs extra water if placed in the hot summer afternoon sun.  Attracts bees and butterflies. Birds eat the seed.

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2 responses to “Mist Flower

  1. Joy Stewart September 19, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    I have planted a lot of these, and so far I sure don’t find them to be the least bit aggressive as the descriptions often point out. I have them in a variety of places, on enriched soil and on clay (with a pH between 6 and 7) and in sun and shade. None of these combinations seem to encourage them. I would love to have them spread. Has anyone found the trick to do this?

    • joystewart December 22, 2014 at 7:40 pm

      I thought I would give an update since my post was 2 years ago. My plants are finally spreading and I am enjoying them all.

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