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Conoclinium coelestinum (blue mistflower, hardy ageratum)


Blue mistflower is a low growing very pretty purple flowering shade plant. However, with a little extra moisture it can tolerate some sun. It does spread vigorously by rhizomes, so should be placed in a location where spreading is desired. Blue mistflower makes a great groundcover. It is the host plant to multiple showy moth caterpillars and attracts many pollinators. Although not native to the farm coast, it’s natural migration pattern would make sense for it to travel here from its native range, just a smidge south. In light of climate change, I think helping it migrate a little to keep up with a rapidly changing climate is a fair practice. In most cases insects travel faster than plants, right? Not recommended for restoration.

Clematis virginiana (native clematis, virgin’s-bower, devil’s darning needles)

  • Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Average to Wet Soil
  • 1′-2′ Height, 2′-3′ Width
  • Pollinator Plant
  • Cut Flower
  • Long Purple Blooms
  • Groundcover
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Compaction Tolerant
  • Rain Garden
  • Non New England Ecotypic

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