Blue Mist Flower
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Shear in late winter to promote new growth
Blue Mist Flower is a superb butterfly plant, attracting clouds of queen and monarch butterflies with its fuzzy lavender flowers. Bright green leaves line the stems, and the flower clusters occur at the branch tips from spring through fall. This fast-growing perennial forms a mound to 3 feet tall and wide in one growing season. Hard pruning in late winter will rejuvenate them for spring. In full sun exposure, especially in low deserts, this plant will require ample summer water. Place under trees to reduce water use and offer protection from intense sun. Native to New Mexico and Mexico (Chihuahuan Desert).
Growing Plants in the Desert — Important Information
The information presented here is, to the best of my knowledge, accurate and based on my research from reliable sources, observations I have made of plants growing in my, and other gardens I have visited, and observations of the plants in their native habitats. I would appreciate your feedback and experience to help me educate others!
Cacti: In my experience, cacti are much happier in the filtered shade here in the low desert of the Coachella Valley. Colors are more vibrant and they bloom more profusely, especially the non-native varieties. If you pay attention to how our native barrel and beavertail opuntia grow in the wild, it is frequently tucked in the rocks under creosote or another shrub.
Light Requirements: I have found that in our desert (Sonoran/Colorado) “full sun” plants can take and appreciate the late afternoon filtered sun, especially in the hot summer months.