New Ageratum Releases
Ageratum 'Artist™ Blue' - 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. (Grown by Proven Winners)
New For 2002
Ageratum 'Leilani Blue' - The 14-16 inch height and clusters of blue flowers stand out, creating a soft pillow of blue for the background of your garden bed or centerpiece for your container. Full sun or partial shade. (Goldsmith)
New For 2001
Ageratum F1 'Hawaii Mix' A dwarf (6-inch) mix of popular 'Hawaii Series'. 'Shell Pink', a new color addition and a Fleuroselect Quality Mark joins Blue Hawaii, Royal Hawaii Improved, and White Hawaii for a unique mix. Blooms one week ahead of other Ageratums. (Johnny's Selected Seeds)
Ageratum choices recommended by Nancy Szerlag in her Annuals For Michigan by Lone Pine Press.
A. houstonianum forms a large, leggy mound that can grow up to 24" tall. Clusters of fuzzy blue, white or pink flowers are held above the foliage. There are many cultivars available; most have been developed to maintain a low compact form that is more useful in the border.
‘Bavaria’ grows about 10" tall with blue and white bicolored flowers.
‘Blue Hawaii’ is a compact plant, 6–8" tall, with blue flowers.
‘Pinky Improved’ is a compact plant with subtle, dusky pink flowers.
‘Summer Snow’ has white flowers. The tall variety
‘Blue Horizon’ produces blue lavender blue flowers on 2 to 3 foot stems.
Here are some seeds for three varieties you can try.