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Ageratum – Artist® Blue

Garden Height
8 - 12
Spacing
10 - 12
Spread
6 - 10
Habit
Mounded
Container Role
Filler
Flower Size
Short
Proven Winners

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.

Features

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.

Award Winner

Continuous Re-Bloom

Dead-Heading Not Necessary

Heat Tolerant

Long Blooming

Fall Interest

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.

Uses Notes

Use in combinations, window boxes and landscaping

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9

Fertilization 150 - 200

Light Requirements High

Water Requirements Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 50 - 60° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information

Early Spring to Summer Finish. Standard PPP.

Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 6-Apr
6" and Gallon Pot : 7-May
7-9" Pot : 9-Jul
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot : 12-Oct

Pinching and Growth Regulators

Pinching is not recommended. A light Sumagic spray (2-5 ppm) or B-9 (2500-5000) have been shown to be effective on Ageratum. Growth can also be controlled using Holding Temperature.

Pest and Disease Management

General pest and disease practices as listed in notes.

Grower Tips

Grower Tips for Artist
-Requires early growth regulator.
-'Alto Blue' is taller than other Artist varieties.

Artist Alto Blue is taller than other Artist varieties.