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Artist® Purple Flossflower Ageratum hybrid

(3 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • 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).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
12" 10"
Height
8 - 12"
Spread
6 - 10"
  • Details

    Features

    PHOTOSYNTHESIS at its finest.

    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

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Short
    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
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    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
  • 3 Reviews

    • looks great backing my clementine mix.

      ed
      Montana
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I buy this plant every year for border around my flower beds ( 60 plants) Have received top award in Comunity in bloom 3 times. Just love them

      Erik Lund
      Ontario
      Canada
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • perfect color. Easy to grow. No pests or problems. would like to grow from seed.

      Russell Studebaker
      Minnesota
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
  • 58 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2008 Excellent Rating Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank
    2008 Top 5 Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank
    2008 Excellent Rating Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank
    2008 Top 5 Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank
    2008 Top Performer Michigan State University
    2008 Top 5 Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank
    2008 Top Performer Michigan State University
    2008 Top 5 Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank
    2008 Excellent Rating Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank
    2008 Top Performer Michigan State University
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