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Artist® Blue Flossflower Ageratum hybrid

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
  • Fall
Mature Size
12" 10"
Height
8 - 12"
Spread
6 - 10"
  • Details

    Features

    It 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 Winner
    Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
    Long Blooming
    Fall Interest
    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    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: 
    Blue
    Flower Colors: 
    Purple
    Flower Shade: 
    Blue-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: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    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.

    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
  • 11 Reviews

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    • 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.

      Lee Burns
      , Utah
      , United States
      , 18 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
  • 56 Awards

    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 Bank
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