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AGERATUM (ARTIST™ PURPLE)

Image of Ageratum 'Agmontis' (ARTIST™ PURPLE, ARTIST™ SERIES) PP15301

Marian Keith

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

AGERATUM 'Agmontis'( ARTIST™ PURPLE, ARTIST™ SERIES) PP15301

Plant Common Name

Flossflower

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General Description

Alto pearl flossflower is a tender perennial that is widely used as a bedding plant in temperate zones. It has a dense, bushy habit and produces many tassel-like flowers of creamy white all season. This vigorous ornamental is easily grown from seed and 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, flossflower is best enjoyed in containers or mixed borders with other brightly colored, sun-loving ornamentals. Plants are evergreen in tropical and subtropical zones.

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, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Tender Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm

  • Width

    15"-18" / 38.1cm - 45.7cm

  • Bloom Time

    Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

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, Ivory

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    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, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border, Tropical

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No