Ageratum Artist® Blue
Ageratum (Floss Flower) ag-er-A-tum
Proven Winners Artist® Blue:
This heat tolerant plant has small, fluffy, blue button-like flowers that add color all season. The old blooms are buried under new growth so no dead heading is needed. Unlike most Ageratum the Artist series will bloom through the summer in hot climates. They are good in pots or in the landscape. Old flowers should quickly become buried under new flowers so the plant always looks fresh and never look old. The plants shouldn’t need much, if any, maintenance. However, if the plants do become ratty or start to overgrow their location you can trim that back at any time. They will flush back into bloom in a week or so. They are weather and deer-resistant.
Height: 8-12″/Spread: 6-10″
Summer to Frost
Full to Part Sun
Size Available: 4.25
The Ageratum genus, a member of the Aster family, includes more than 40 annual and perennial plant species native to Central America and Mexico, but for North American gardeners, the name ageratum generally refers to Ageratum houstonianum, also known as floss flower. This annual plant is useful in flower beds for the large masses of bright purplish-blue flowers that bloom reliably from late spring until the first frosts of fall. Ageratum is a useful plant for lending long-lasting color in the mixed flower bed. Low-growing varieties are often used as edging plants or in rock gardens. Taller plants are a good addition to cutting gardens. Ageratum will do well in sunny locations planted in moist but well-drained soil that has been amended with compost or peat moss.