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AGERATUM (ARTIST™ ALTO PEARL)

Image of Ageratum 'Agapel' (ARTIST™ ALTO PEARL, ARTIST™ SERIES)

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

AGERATUM 'Agapel'( ARTIST™ ALTO PEARL, ARTIST™ SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Ageratum, Artist™ Alto Pearl Ageratum, Blue Mink, Flossflower

Special Notice

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General Description

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.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    10 - 13

  • Sunset Zone

    A1, A2, A3, H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm

  • Width

    15"-18" / 38.1cm - 45.7cm

  • Bloom Time

    Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall, Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin, Mexico

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Habit

    Cushion/Mound-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Blue, Purple, Pink, Ivory

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border, Tropical

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes