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White Mistflower: What a Magnet for All Kinds of Pollinators!

By frostweed
December 1, 2013

Just at the time when most flowering plants are going to rest for the winter, this plant explodes into gorgeous blooms that cover the entire plant.

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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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Dec 1, 2013 10:28 PM CST
Great article and it is a really good plant! I might add that the blooming period can vary. One source of info I have says May to November in the Hill Country, another says October to November. Here mid-September to November is usual, but on occasion, I'll see a bit of light summer blooming. This year, it just barely started back in mid-October and two plants are still blooming a little, even after two high-20's freezes.
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
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Dec 1, 2013 10:39 PM CST
That is good to know Linda, I have never had it bloom in the spring or summer here in North Central Texas, but I suppose it can behave differently in other zones. Smiling
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