Conoclinium coelestinum (Blue Mistflower)

Conoclinium coelestinum, more commonly known as the Blue Mistflower, is a wildflower native to the United States that can be found in Alabama, Arkansas, Washington D.C., Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina Tennessee Texas Virginia and West Virginia. It has also been introduced to Ontario in Canada where it has taken root and flourished.

The Blue Mistflower is a member of the Asteraceae family and is easily identified by its blue, daisy-like flowers that bloom in late summer through fall. They often grow to be 2-3 feet tall with multiple stems branching upwards from its base covered in narrow green leaves. The petals of the flowers are often curled and the centers have a yellow disc surrounded by the blue petals.

The Blue Mistflower is easy to grow and requires minimal care, making it perfect for novice wildflower gardeners. It prefers full sun but can tolerate partial shade as well. Soil should be kept moist but not wet and make sure that it is well-drained. The Blue Mistflower is perfect for adding a touch of color to your wildflower garden or meadow and will attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators.

Conoclinium coelestinum Information

Family Asteraceae
Common Names Blue Mistflower
Native to USA AL, AR, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX VA, WV
Introduced to Canada ON
Size Up to 3 feet

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Conoclinium coelestinum edible?

Conoclinium coelestinum (Blue Mistflower) is not edible by humans.

Is Conoclinium coelestinum an invasive species of plant?

Conoclinium coelestinum is not an invasive species of plant. It is natively found throughout the United States in Alabama, Arkansas, DC, Delaware, Florida and other states including Texas.