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Artist® Purple Flossflower
Ageratum hybrid

  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 8 - 12 Inches
Programs
Award Winner
Proven Winners
Proven Winners
Artist® Purple Flossflower Ageratum hybrid
Part Sun to Sun 8 - 12

Features

CHLOROFORM follows FUNCTION.

Small, fluffy, purple buttonlike flowers add color all season; no dead heading needed

Award Winner
Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
Long Blooming
Heat Tolerant
Deadheading Not Necessary
Attracts: 
Birds
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Native to North America

Characteristics

Duration: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
8 - 12 Inches
Spacing: 
10 - 12 Inches
Spread: 
6 - 10 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Purple
Flower Shade: 
Violet purple
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Green
Habit: 
Mounded
Container Role: 
Filler

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Planting To Hard Frost
Hardiness Zones: 
9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Border Plant
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

Use in combinations, window boxes and landscaping

Maintenance Notes: 

Deadheading not necessary for continuous bloom. Plants will "bury their dead" (new flowers will quickly cover old flowers) so no deadheading necessary. Most other Ageratum will need deadheading.

Unlike most Ageratum the Artist series will bloom through the summer in hot climates. The Dallas Arboretum has used Artist ageratum for years in very prominent locations with great success. 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 looks 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.

An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.

Proven Winners brings a new vegetative line of Ageratum. These strong performing Ageratums have a great growth habit that produces mounds of soft blue or deep violet-purple flowers. Artist 'Blue' & Artist 'Purple' will work extremely well in containers, mixed baskets and in the landscape. These vegetative Ageratums are more uniform and flower more consistently than seed grown varieties. They are weather resistant and thrive in bright full sun. Deer-resistant.

Artist® Purple Ageratum hybrid 'Agmontis' USPP 15,301, Can 2,049
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2009 Top Performer Kansas State University
2009 Top Performer Kansas State University
2009 Top Performer Kansas State University
2008 Top 5 Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank
2008 Top Performer Michigan State University
2008 Excellent Rating Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank
2008 Top 5 Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank
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