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Palmleaf Thoroughwort Conoclinium greggii

Previously known as:

  • Cococlinium dissectum
  • Eupatorium greggii
Phonetic Spelling
koh-no-KLY-nee-um GREG-ee-eye
Description

Palm-leaf Mistflower is a North American wildflower in the daisy family that spreads by its roots.  It grows in the southwest US in locations with gravelly soil and full sun. It can be found growing along stream beds and overflow areas.

This Latin name 'greggii' was added to 23 species of plants by the American Botanical Society in honor of Josiah Gregg (1806-1850) whos exploration and horticultural findings were published as "Commerce of the Prairies".

Makes a great container plant. 

If planted as an annual in a protected area, its self-seeding may ensure year to year enjoyment.

Insects, Diseases and Other Plant Problems:  Can become invasive.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Blue Mist'
'Blue Mist'
Tags:
#annual#native perennial#herb garden#herbaceous#herbaceous perennial#groundcover#native wildflower#wildflower garden#native
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Blue Mist'
'Blue Mist'
Tags:
#annual#native perennial#herb garden#herbaceous#herbaceous perennial#groundcover#native wildflower#wildflower garden#native
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Conoclinium
    Species:
    greggii
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Southwestern U.S.A. and Mexico
    Distribution:
    AZ, NM, TX
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts Queen butterflies in the fall. Often eaten by deer.
    Play Value:
    Attracts Pollinators
    Wildlife Food Source
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 6 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Herb
    Perennial
    Wildflower
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasional Flooding
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a, 10b, 10a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    A fuzzy mass of cushion-like flower heads.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Lobed
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    The compound leaves are deeply divided into three lobes. Those lobes are again dissected.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Form:
    Straight
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies