- Height 8-12 Inches
- Width 6-10 Inches
- Use as a filler when using in containers
- Intense blue & purple frilly flowers!
- Growing Zones 9 - 10
Hybridized to increase heat tolerance and extend bloom time during hot summers, Artist Blue Floss flowers are an improvement over older varieties. Grown as an annual in most regions, ageratum is a mounding filler plant for containers, garden beds, landscapes, rock gardens and mass plantings. Its intense blue frilly flowers blanket pretty green clusters of foliage. They attract numerous pollinators.
Native to Central America, Mexico and the SW United States, Zones 9a to 11b, ageratum can be put out in Zones 3-8 after danger of freeze has passed and can handle a light frost. They are a part of the Aster family of flowers and form small mounds or tussocks with multitudes of flowers, making a beautiful foreground for perennial gardens and rock gardens due to its short stature.
Artist Blue Floss Flower Care
Care and maintenance fall on the easy to maintain scale. With average soil needs, pH 5.8 to 6.2, light feeding or compost when planted in ground, and a regular fertilizing program for container gardens, they provide a dazzling display of color in exchange. Part shade to full sun is preferred as floss flowers are long day bloomers and will perform best in high light. An improved hybrid, Artist Blue will keep blooming in the heat of summer when older varieties have stopped. It prefers night time temps to be at least 5 degrees cooler to maintain optimum color.
Deadheading is not required as this plant will tuck itself to bed and cover up spent blooms quickly with new blossoms. If your plant starts looking tired or leggy, shear once or twice to promote branching and renewed growth for blossoms again in about a week. It is not attractive to deer and not bothered by many plant diseases.
Artist Blue Floss Flower Spacing
Growing only 6 to 12 inches tall and spreading 8 to 10 inches wide, space plantings about 10 to 12 inches to promote good air flow and allow plants to fill in. This blue button-like floss flower pairs well with lantana, osteospermum, euphorbia, lobularia, angelonia, calibrachoa and superbenas, to mention just a few. Artist blue ageratum perform great in containers, and will outperform varieties grown from seed.
Artist® Blue Floss Flower Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-10|
|Flower Color(s): Blue, Purple|
|Bloom Period: Planting To Hard Frost|
|Foliage Color(s) Green|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun|
|Height Class: Short|
|Height: 8-12 Inches|
|Spread: 6-10 Inches|
|Spacing: 10-12 Inches|
|Drought Tolerant: No|
|Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Container Role: Filler|
|Use Types: Border Plant, Combinations, Container, Landscape, Mass Planting|
|Features: Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer, Cut Flower, Deadheading Not Necessary, Fall Interest, Heat Tolerant, Pollinator Attractor|
|Scientific Name: Ageratum hybrid 'Agsantis' USPP 15,289, Can 2,050|
|Common Name: Artist® Blue Floss Flower|
|Other Name(s): Flossflower|
|Plant Type: Annual|
|Brand: Proven Winners|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.