|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun to Partial Shade
|Water Preferences:||Wet Mesic
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
|Maximum recommended zone:||Zone 9b
|Plant Height:||12 - 36 inches|
|Plant Spread:||6 - 12 inches|
|Bloom Size:||Under 1"
Late summer or early fall
|Propagation: Seeds:||Stratify seeds: Two months cold moist treatment
Depth to plant seed: Seed is small. Sow on soil surface.
Suitable for wintersowing
Can handle transplanting
Other info: This plant self seeds.
|Propagation: Other methods:||Cuttings: Tip
Moths and Butterflies
Here at Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens, our outdoor gardens are in their last-hurrah stage as frost creeps across the landscape. As you'll see, there are still a few hardy stragglers outdoors, but for the most part, our gardens have been put to bed for the coming winter. This time of year presents a perfect opportunity for gardeners in warmer climes to show us what's blooming in their gardens. Floridians, Californians, Aussies, Kiwis, gardeners anywhere in the Southern Hemisphere or the southern reaches of the Northern Hemisphere, show us your blossoms! I'll publish as many photos as time and space allow.
|Posted by Catmint20906 (Maryland - Zone 7a) on Aug 2, 2014 7:55 PM
Conoclinium coelestinum is a nectar source for monarchs and other butterflies, and is a plant option for Monarch Way Stations.
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|Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Feb 16, 2018 9:43 PM
I occasionally see this lower perennial in gardens. It is a native plant growing in upland sites as in woodland edges or in low moist sites from Missouri to New Jersey down deep into the South. This plant spreads a lot by rhizomes to become a colony or groundcover and can be aggressive in gardens invading around other plants. It is slow to come up in the spring. Some are sold by most conventional nurseries and some by many native plant nurseries.
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|Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Sep 7, 2015 1:46 PM
A showy wildflower in Illinois, blooming late summer into the fall. Flower heads found at the tops of branching stems are flat-topped clusters of blue, or maybe purple. Each flower head has between 35 and 70 individual disk flowers. Leaves are opposite and toothed at edges. Plant can spread by underground runners. Its favored habitat is moist ground by streams; also found by ditches and low pasture areas. Common in the bottom 2/3 of the state.
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|piksihk||On November 1, 2014||Bloomed|
|Catmint20906||On June 13, 2015||Obtained plant|
|MrsBinWY||On June 24, 2018||Potted up
|MrsBinWY||On February 24, 2018||Seeds sown
WS in milk jug; lots of seeds from docmom
|MrsBinWY||On January 2, 2016||Seeds sown
WS 16 seeds from docmom; seeds germinated well; seedlings were potted up; I failed to water them after I planted them out. Try again.
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