Blue mistflower is an herbaceous perennial and they are a colorful addition to the natural area or sunny edges of a wooded garden. Blue mistflower can be grown alone or combined with daisies and other colorful perennials. The plant care is minimal. To actually learn how to grow a mistflower plant is very simple. Anywhere they are planted the flat fuzzy flowers add a delicate air to the area.


Information about Mistflower

 The mistflower is commonly called hardy or wild ageratum and the botanical is Conoclinium coelestinum and they are classified as a wildflower. The mistflower closely resembles the garden variety of ageratum, only larger. The mistflower grows on stems reaching about two to three feet tall. Composed of florets, flowers of some cultivars may have a purple or pinkish tint and can be as big as four inches across. The blue mistflowers remain intact longest and they retain their color without looking dried up. The blue wild ageratum comes in shades of powder blue, clear blue, and lavender.  


  Growing Mistflower Plant

The Mistflower seeds need to be planted in full sun to light shade in a soil that remains moist. For a better result the plant care requires regular watering when the soil dry out, although Mistflower plants are somewhat drought tolerant. If the plants are happy in their location, they may spread into areas where they are not really wanted. Ensure you keep them in their place by digging the underground rhizomes up and planting them into another area that will benefit from the fluffy flowers of wild ageratum. You need to deadhead the spent flowers of the plant before they can drop seed. Actually the wild ageratum is an important source of food for butterflies, and you will likely find them visiting often when growing the plant. This plant is loved by deer, so try as much as possible to include some deer resistant plants, such as marigolds nearby when planting the blue mistflowers. You can also use other forms of repellents if browsing deer are a problem. 

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