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AGERATUM (ARTIST™ ALTO BLUE)

Image of Ageratum 'Agetis' (ARTIST™ ALTO BLUE, ARTIST™ SERIES) PP15627

James H. Schutte

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

AGERATUM 'Agetis'( ARTIST™ ALTO BLUE, ARTIST™ SERIES) PP15627

Plant Common Name

Flossflower

Special Notice

This entry has yet to be reviewed and approved by L2G editors.

General Description

Flossflower is an old-fashioned tender perennial that is widely used as a bedding plant in temperate zones. This Mexican native has a dense, bushy habit and produces many tassel-like flowers or blue, purple, pink or white all season. There are many cultivars, The 'Artist' series is a vegetative series that is more compact and flowers more consistently than seed cultivars. Floss flower usually performs well in full sun. However in hot-summered climates floss flower will need filtered sun. In mild winter climates, it may provide winter color. Use in annual beds or container gardens. Floss flower is seldomly bothered by deer.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • Sunset Zone

    A1, A2, A3, H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Annual

  • 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 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

    Yes

  • 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