The Artist® Pearl Flossflower or Ageratum leaves an impression by adding texture and visual interest to an outdoor space. Each plant grows about 8 to 12 inches tall and is covered in small white flowers with delicate floss-like petals. The blooms are a showstopper that will make this plant a favorite throughout the growing season. Flossflower plants continuously bloom from spring through the summer and into the fall.
Flossflowers are native to Central America, which makes them heat-tolerant. These mounding annuals are adaptable and can thrive in borders, containers, landscape beds, or mass plantings. Flossflowers have more to offer than just their striking good looks, and they also welcome bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds to an outdoor space.
Artist® Pearl Flossflower Care
Routine feeding starting in the spring and throughout the growing season will ensure the Flossflower continues to push out new growth and blooms. This plant is generally low maintenance and does not even require deadheading. New flowers push past existing flowers as the plant grows, burying the spent flowers within the foliage. If the plant appears overgrown, it can be cleaned up with a slight pruning, but it is not usually necessary. The Flossflower flourishes with part to full sun, and it has average water and soil needs.
Flossflowers grow as a perennial in USDA growing zones 9 through 11. It is grown as an annual in all other areas, and the plant dies back with the first hard frost. Flossflower plants can overwinter indoors; however, it thrives in hot temperatures, so the plant must be kept in a warm area to thrive.
Artist® Pearl Flossflower Spacing
Plant Flossflowers in the ground about 10 to 12 inches apart so the plants have enough space, but still create a full and lush appearance. A 12-inch planter can support 2 to 3 plants while allowing each plant the room it needs to grow.
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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.
For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)
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.
For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.
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.