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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.