PLANT BASE

Conoclinium coelestinum

Blue mist flower

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
5-9
1.5-3'
1.5-3'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Clumping, Stalks
Flower
Perennial

Wild Ageratum, Blue Bonset

APPEARANCE
Bloom time
Bloom color
July-October
Violet/ pinkish
USE FOR
Seasonal interest
ENVIRONMENT
Terminal clusters
Light
Water
Soil
Soil pH
Loam
Adaptable
Soil Preference
hummusy, moist, well-drained
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
Moist or wet woods and swales, wood margins, stream banks, low woods, wet meadows
New Jersey to Illinois, Kansas to Florida and Texas
ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE
Wet soil
BROWSE TOLERANCE
Wet soil
Tolerance to browse by animals typically happens once plants are established. Young plants may still be quite susceptible.
SUGGESTED MAINTENANCE & COMMON PROBLEMS
Divide every 2-3 years, don't add thick mulch as will cause rot
Powdery mildew
COMPANION PLANTS
Swamp milkweed,Great blue lobelia,Cardinal flower,Pink turtlehead,Blue wood aster,White wood aster,Black eyed susan,New York ironweed,Oxeye sunflower,Zig-zag goldenrod
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
NOTES
Can be very aggressive, watch spreading tendencies

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