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Eupatorium coelestinum

Mist Flower

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Eupatorium coelestinum (Mist Flower)

One of the shortest of all the Eupatoriums, this native perennial version of the annual ageratum gives a good show of color from mid-summer to early fall with flat-topped flower heads of tufty, dense clusters of bright blue-violet flowers. Excellent for damp soils in shade, it grows luxuriantly in full sun when provided plenty of moisture. Creeps rapidly by rhizomes and serves as an excellent groundcover.

Additional Information:

12-18 Inches


18-24 Inches


Bloom/Seasonal Color
Blue Violet

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis), Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis), Rose Mallow (Hibiscus lasiocarpos), Copper Iris (Iris fulva), Marsh Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata), Rose Turtlehead (Chelone obliqua)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation


Nature Attracting


Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture


Special Uses

Fresh Cut Flower

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Butterfly Nectar
Butterfly Host