Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Blue Mistflower Gone Wild

The first time I saw Blue Mistflower at Seabourne Creek Butterfly Garden three years ago, I knew I liked it. I typically like any blue flower, and the fuzzy looking blossoms of this plant were by far the most popular bloom in the garden among the butterflies. I had to have one.

Blue Mistflower Blossom-Home Sweet Home Butterfly Garden-Needville, Texas

As soon as we found one for sale, we bought it and added it to our newly planted butterfly garden at home. It's a fall bloomer and has a sweet, pleasant fragrance. I was so happy!

But, here's what I didn't know about this plant: when a gardener (me) neglects gardening duties, Blue Mistflower becomes a beast.

Blue Mistflower Gone Wild-Home Sweet Home Butterfly Garden-Needville, Texas

The massive takeover happened sometime early in the summer and I let it be. Poor butterfly garden—so overgrown—later—I'll deal with you later—that's what I kept telling myself.

And, I will...but not right now. 

Because you see, it's in full bloom and I think every butterfly in the neighborhood is hanging out in our garden!

Plant Blue Mistflower if you dare. Its ability to attract butterflies like a magnet may just outweigh its wild ways. 


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    1. Yes, it is. We should make a bed for just this one plant and let it go wild every year.

  2. A separate bed is just what this plant wants and obviously demands. Good to know the butterflies found your yard. I'm looking forward to lots of photos.

    1. Blue mistflower volunteers are coming up even in the vegetable garden, which isn't anywhere near this bed.

      You know me well! There are butterfly photos coming soon.


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