FAMILY: Ageratum

USES: The flossflower species is an annual that grows to a height of over 2 ft (0.6 m), has blue flowers, and tends to become a pest as it liberally reseeds itself all over the garden. The flossflowers that you’ll want for the garden, however, are chosen from the wide assortment of selected varieties offered by nurseries and garden centers. These all tend to be more compact and better behaved than the basic species. These varieties form shapely mounds from 6-12 in (2.4-4.8 cm) in height and produce generous quantities of soft fuzzy flowers arranged in clusters.


LOCATION: Full sunlight to partial shade