Nodding Onion Gardens

Native Plant Nursery

Where Wildflowers Grow

Columbia Station, Ohio, USA


 Conoclinium coelestinum - Mistflower 

Formally Eupatorium coelestinum

Ohio Native Plant - Natural Range

Conoclinium coelestinum

Visit the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service website  to view the natural range of Mist Flower.
Mistflower - Conoclinium coelestinum
Mistflower - Conoclinium coelestinum

Wildlife Significance 

Conoclinium coelestinum

Attracts - Bees, Butterflies and skippers

Birds: Bluebirds, Orioles, Warblers and Red-wing Blackbirds enjoying snacking on the insects that visit the Mistflower
Deer - Are not fond of Eupatorium species

For detailed information visit Illinois Wildflower website

Seed Provenance -Conoclinium coelestinum -

Nodding Onion Gardens - 2013 - present. Prairie Moon Nursery, Winona, MN - 2011 and 2012

Mist Flower
Nodding Onion Garden's Mist Flower

Cultivation Information


Height - 2ft
Spreads - 2 to 3 ft
Flower Color - Blue
Blooms - September to October ( not sure why it is blooming now - July 5, 2013
Sun - Sun to part sun
Hardy Zone - 4 to 9
Soil - Moist

Family - Asteraceae

Cultivation - Thinning frequently to keep plants healthy, spreads easily


bee on  Conoclinium coelestinum
Bees love Conoclinium coelestinum!