Outstanding for season long soft carpet of blue color! Does not require deadheading. No bugs like to eat it. Closer to perfection than any other plant I've grown in my extensive annual flower gardens.
Artist® Blue Flossflower Ageratum hybrid
- Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
FeaturesIt IS easy being GREEN.
This heat tolerant plant has small, fluffy, blue button-like flowers that add color all season. The old blooms are buried under new growth so no dead heading is needed.Award WinnerContinuous Bloom or RebloomerLong BloomingFall InterestHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryAttracts:BeesBirdsButterfliesHummingbirds
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:8 - 12 InchesSpacing:10 - 12 InchesSpread:6 - 10 InchesFlower Colors:BlueFlower Colors:PurpleFlower Shade:Blue-PurpleFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Planting To Hard FrostHardiness Zones:9a, 9b, 10a, 10bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Cut FlowerUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses Notes:
Use in combinations, window boxes and landscapingMaintenance Notes:
Deadheading not necessary for continuous bloom. Plants will "bury their dead" (new flowers will quickly cover old flowers) so no deadheading is 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 look 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® Blue Ageratum hybrid 'Agsantis' USPP 15,289, Can 2,050
Lee Burns, Utah, United States, 27 weeks ago
Picked this up when I decided to put together my first combination pot and loved how cute the flowers were. It has held up extremely well, even after it had taken some damage when something fell and hit my pot. Trimmed away the damaged flowers and in a short time it filled back in beautifully! I cannot wait to pick these up next season! I plan to use these more often!Kelly, Pennsylvania, United States, 4 years ago
Finally got one of these this year as the color has always been a favorite. Much to my surprise this fella is performing well and flowers vigorously. Close to a true blue when flowers in full bloom...then turn slightly purple. Strictly a mounding plant and a few of the branches have reached nearly 6 inches in height. Will get this one again and highly recommend as blues are hard to find.Matthew Lamb, Maryland, United States, 4 years ago
I grew these flowers then I had trouble finding them again But I really liked them a Lot they flowered all summer into Fall until below zero season Very favorable!!!Peggy Aeikens, Minnesota, United States, 6 years ago
Great plant. Low maintenance , just plant and go. Beautiful flowers and no need to deadhead. (pinch off dead flowers)Martha, 9 years ago
Looks beautiful around my hydrangea bushes!Barbara Miller, New York, United States, 9 years ago
Russell Studebaker, Pennsylvania, United States, 9 years ago
Russell Studebaker, Wisconsin, United States, 9 years ago
wonderful plant lasting all summer and in Florida's brutal summer thats amazing. I'm so happy and saved money because I didn't have to replace all the plants mid summer, as I have had to do every year.I'm hoping they make it through the winter too.betty ann turney, Florida, United States, 9 years ago
This plant blooms throughout our hot Atlanta summers, as well as spring and fall. I use it year after year because their is no doubt my efforts will be rewarded.Gail H, Georgia, United States, 9 years ago
Award Year Award Plant Trial 2011 Superior (top 10%) Penn State 2011 Best of Species Penn State 2011 Superior (top 10%) Penn State 2011 One of the Best Penn State 2011 Best of Species Penn State 2011 One of the Best Penn State 2008 Excellent Rating Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank 2008 Top 10 Sawaya Garden Trial 2008 Top 10 Sawaya Garden Trial 2008 Excellent Rating Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank2 More Recipes