It also does well in full sun given adequate moisture. A good show of color from mid summer to early fall.
Blue mistflower native range.
Blue mist flower. Whether you know it as blue beard or blue mist caryopteris x clandonensis is one of the few plants that produce genuinely blue flowers. Plants are frequently found on sandy soil loam or limestone derived soil between 3 500 and 6 000 feet elevation. Give it a try.
This plant originated as an accidental hybrid of c. Hardy ageratum blue mistflower conoclinium coelestinum koh no kly nee um koh el es tee num syn. Plants can increase on their own in a garden setting attracts long tongued bees butterflies and skippers.
Blue mistflower has clusters of fuzzy blooms making it look like the old fashioned garden plant ageratum. Prefers full sun can tolerate dappled sun. The flat topped flower heads have tufty dense clusters of bright blue violet flowers.
Hardy in usda zones 5 10. Indeed one common name for blue mistflower is wild ageratum. Despite the names the color is more lavender than blue.
Mistflower conoclinium coelestinum is covered with fuzzy tufts of blue violet flowers for at least five weeks from late summer until frost. Growth and blooming is best in full sun to part sun conditions. The first mistflower plant i ever grew was the blue mistflower conoclinium coelestinum.
Blue mistflowers are a colorful addition to the natural area or sunny edges of a wooded garden. Both the genus and specied were named and described as such by augustin pyramus de candolle in prodromus systematis naturalis regni vegetabilis in 1836. Mistflower care is minimal.
Learning how to grow a mistflower plant is simple. Native to most of the southeast midwest and midatlantic us. Nectar plant to monarchs queens soldiers swallowtails pearly crescents white peacocks little yellows and many other butterflies.
Blue mistflower has a full rounded form and will grow to 3 feet under optimum conditions. Mist flower also called blue mistflower is found along stream beds and on mesas and flats from western texas to southeastern arizona south into northern mexico. Like gregg s mistflower which i profiled in the most recent a seasonal look this stunning native ground cover is a good autumn perennial to showcase for texas native plant week.
I always think of this mistflower as the blue headed step child especially in comparison to the more commonly grown gregg. The flat fuzzy flowers add a delicate air to the area where they re planted. Another is blue boneset.
Around two feet high mistflower spreads to form a dense ground cover or large patch in partially shaded settings with moist well drained soils. Grow them alone or combined with daisies and other colorful perennials. Leaves are opposite and have a triangular shape.
Mongholica and has since been bred to produce several popular cultivars the compact size and soft gray foliage make blue beard plants a good choice in any size garden. Is the accepted scientific name for the blue mistflower. Eupatorium coelestinum yoo puh tor ee um koh el es tee num conoclinium coelestinum l dc.
Our native and perennial version of the annual ageratum of gardens.