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Blue Mistflower - Conoclinium coelestinum

Blue Mistflower - Conoclinium coelestinum

SKU: 632835642834572
$10.00Price

•Status in Florida: Native

•Size at Maturity: Typically grows 1 to 3 feet tall and wide

•Phenology: Perennial herb with opposite, toothed leaves and clusters of small, fluffy, lavender-blue flowers in late summer to fall

•Life Cycle: Perennial

•Bloom Season: Late summer to fall

•Deciduous, Dioecious, Evergreen: Deciduous

•Sunlight Requirements: Full sun to partial shade

•Soil Texture: Well-drained sandy or loamy soils

•Soil pH: Tolerant of a wide range, but prefers slightly acidic to neutral (pH 6.0-7.5)

•Moisture Requirements: Prefers moderately moist soil, but tolerates drought once established

•Tolerance to Salt Spray: Low tolerance

•Recommended Landscape Uses: Butterfly gardens, pollinator gardens, naturalistic landscapes, mass plantings

•Maintenance Tips: Low maintenance; cut back dead foliage in late winter or early spring to promote new growth

•Considerations: Can spread vigorously in favorable conditions, may require occasional thinning to control growth

•Edible: Not typically consumed

•Medicinal Uses: Historically used by Native American tribes for various medicinal purposes, including as a diuretic and for treating colds

•Toxicity to Pets: Not known to be toxic

•Florida Native Companion Plant: Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)

•Wildlife Benefit: Attracts pollinators such as bees and butterflies; provides habitat and food for various insects

•Caterpillar Host Plant: Blue Mistflower is a host plant for the caterpillars of the common buckeye butterfly (Junonia coenia).

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