Artist® Blue Ageratum | Proven Winners®

$9.99

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Features

Characteristics

Plant Needs

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 Winner
  • Fall Interest
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Deadheading Not Necessary

Characteristics

Plant Type:

Annual

Height Category:

Short

Garden Height:

8 - 12 Inches

Spacing:

10 - 12 Inches

Spread:

6 - 10 Inches

Foliage Colors:

Green

Flower Colors:

Blue, Purple

Flower Shade:

Blue-Purple

Habit:

Mounded

Container Role:

Filler

Attracts:

Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Plant Needs

Light Requirement:

Part Sun to Sun

Maintenance Category:

Easy

Bloom Time:

Continuous Bloom, Long Blooming, Planting To Hard Frost, Rebloomer

Hardiness Zones:

10a, 10b, 9a, 9b

Water Category:

Average

Soil Fertility Requirement:

Average Soil

Uses:

Border Plant, Container, Cut Flower, Landscape, Mass Planting

Light Requirement:

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).

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 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.

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