Botanical Name: Ageratum houstonianum Add
Common Name: Ageratum  
Plant photo of: Ageratum houstonianum
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range

Under 1'


Flower Color

Blue, Pink, White


Flower Season

Summer, Fall


Leaf Color

Green, Light Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half





Growth Rate

Fast, Moderate


Soil Type

Sandy, Rocky


Soil Condition

Rich, Well-drained


Soil pH

Acid, Neutral


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Meadow, Mediterranean, Spanish


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Perennial Border


Special Uses

Container, Cut Flowers


Attracts Wildlife


Information by:
Photographer: Steve Mullany
  • Description

  • Notes

These plants exhibit conmpact growth to 6", with clusters of fluffy blossoms in white and shades of blue. They require full sun, and will bloom through summer until frost. They can be used for borders, edgings and mass plantings.
Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball at ground level. 3. Prepare soil mix of equal parts soil and soil amendment. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build Basin and water.