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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Erosion control
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Tip
Stolons and runners


ATP Podcast #12: Gardening for Birds, Bees, and ButterfliesATP Podcast #12: Gardening for Birds, Bees, and Butterflies
By dave on April 3, 2013

Join us for an exciting episode where we talk all about birds, hummingbirds, butterflies and bees. We discuss how to attract and take care of these wonderful creatures, including what plants to grow. We also include a collection of tips and ideas for your flying friends.

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Posted by GrammaChar (Texas - Zone 8a) on May 13, 2016 7:30 PM

If I could only have one butterfly plant in the garden, it would be this one. It attracts Queens in droves and the occasional Monarch. This Mist Flower spreads by underground runners, providing a nice stand in sun or partial shade. A highly desirable plant.

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Posted by TexasPlumeria87 (Plano, TX - Zone 8a) on Mar 10, 2017 12:46 PM

My all-time favorite wildflower. Last Fall it attracted lots of Queen and Monarch butterflies. It was the first time I've ever seen a Monarch in my garden. They wouldn't focus on any other flower, just the Gregg's mistflower. I noticed it's starting to come up in other parts of the flower bed but I don't mind it because it survives heat and drought like a champ, and the pretty blue flowers attract lots of butterflies. The pros outweigh the cons in my opinion.

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Plant Events from our members
flaflwrgrl On March 29, 2018 Obtained plant
From Almost Eden
MrsBinWY On January 20, 2019 Seeds sown
lots of seeds from ricelg's 2017G in milk jug @ room temp; per TC: 68 degrees, if no germination in 3-4 weeks, move to 24-39 degrees for 2-4 weeks; moved to patio 2-22-19
MrsBinWY On February 18, 2018 Seeds sown
medium-warm room temp; seeds from ricelg (no germination, temp may have been too warm)
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Sick Gregg's Mistflower by Andrew_Lyall Sep 2, 2019 1:01 PM 2
What's this?! by cols747 May 11, 2018 5:14 AM 8
March 2017 Butterflies, Moths & Larva by mellielong Apr 1, 2017 1:48 PM 130
What do you grow from seed? by DomehomeDee Nov 24, 2016 10:03 PM 28
Looking for Gregg's Mistflower Seeds by TexasPlumeria87 Jun 2, 2016 12:28 PM 6
November 2014 Butterflies, Moths & Larva by mellielong Nov 30, 2014 12:54 PM 41
Which Conoclinium? by dave Aug 24, 2013 7:17 AM 7
Reference thread for planting for butterflies by sheryl Apr 14, 2017 2:34 PM 87
Gardening with Texas Native Plants and Wildflowers, The Front Yard. by frostweed Mar 6, 2020 6:35 AM 150

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