(Weber's Agave, Weber's Century Plant)
A huge silvery blue agave ideal for large, open gardens where it can achieve its magnificent stature, this succulent evergreen is naturalized in Mexico and Texas but is unknown in the wild. Like sisal (Agave sisalana), it may have originated in ancient Mexico as a cultivated hybrid grown for its fibers. Forming immense rosettes atop short trunks, the long, dagger-shaped, spine-tipped leaves vary in size as well as in the presence of minute marginal teeth. Blue coloring becomes more pronounced...
James H. Schutte
(Leopold's Hybrid Agave)
The genus Agave has more than 200 species of desert-loving perennials with dramatic, structurally interesting foliage. They are all from the warmer regions of the New World, mostly Mexico and Central and South America. They are beautiful ornamentals and important plants for food and utility.
Agave have fleshly leaves that form rosettes close to the ground or occasionally atop very short stout stems. The leaves may be thick and leathery, linear or sword-shaped, wide or narrow...
(Ageratum, Artist™ Alto Pearl Ageratum, Blue Mink, Flossflower)
Commonly called flossflower, Ageratum houstonianum is an anual native to Mexico planted for its tassel-like flowers. Flowering from midsummer until frost, available colors are shade of blue, pink, or white. Many series of cultivars exist. Usually performs well in full sun. However in hot-summered climates flossflower will need filtered sun. In mild winter climates, it may provide winter color. Use in annual beds or container gardens.
James H. Schutte
(Ageratum, Blue Hawaii Ageratum, Blue Mink, Flossflower)
Blue Hawaii flossflower is a tender perennial that is widely used as a bedding ornamental in temperate zones. This dwarf plant has a dense, bushy habit and produces many tassel-like flowers of powder blue all season.
Vigorous and easy to grow, it performs best in sites with full sun and average soil. Where summers are hot, plants may flower best in part sun locations. Rarely bothered by deer, Blue Hawaii flossflower is best enjoyed in containers or mixed borders with other brightly colored,...
James H. Schutte
(Blue Horizon Flossflower, Flossflower)
Fluffy, pale violet-blue flowers bedeck the tall stems of the Blue Horizon flossflower when temperatures are warm and growing conditions favorable. Though technically a tender perennial, flossflower is widely grown as an annual bedding plant. It is a hybrid derived from plants native to Mexico and Central America where it grows as an evergreen subshrub with a dense, bushy habit; it can self-sow and is potentially weedy in frost-free regions.
The foliage of 'Blue Horizon' is an attractive jade...
Mark A. Miller
The tall-stemmed 'High Tide White' is a vigorous, well-branched, heavily flowering flossflower selection that form mounds of foliage. This tender perennial is widely planted as a bedding annual and will bloom all season long. It is the tallest growing bedding flossflower on the market.
The tall, well-branching, bushy plants have lush, deep green leaves. When temperatures are warm and growing conditions good, they produce big clusters of button-like flowers on tall stems with sturdiness; plants...
(Flossflower, Patina Burgundy Flossflower)
Well-branched, heavy flowering and not faltering in the high heat of summer, Patina Burgundy flossflower has burgundy flower buds that open to a dusty mauve. This tender perennial is widely planted as bedding annuals and will bloom all season long.
The compact bushy plant was lush, deep green leaves. When temperatures are warm and growing conditions good, it produces big clusters of button-like flowerbuds that are deep burgundy. Bees and butterflies flock to the blooms that are a dusty rose to...
(Flossflower, Patina Delft Flossflower)
Well-branched, heavy flowering and not faltering in the high heat of summer, Patina Delft flossflower has white flowers with fine sky blue petals. This tender perennial is widely planted as bedding annuals and will bloom all season long.
The compact bushy plant was lush, deep green leaves. When temperatures are warm and growing conditions good, it produces big clusters of button-like flowerbuds that are white. Bees and butterflies flock to the blooms that are a white and pale blue when open....