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Ageratum | Ingrini

At first glance, the soft flowers look like tiny pompoms. The delightfully fragrant plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds.

 

Interesting Facts about the Ageratum

  • Also known as floss flower
  • Native to Mexico and Central America
  • Normally grows between 15 and 30 cm but can grow close to 1 meter in height
  • 40 – 60 species
  • Its’ colours range in blue, pink, lavender or white.
  • The name is derived from the Greek word a geras, meaning non-aging – referring to the long-lasting nature of the flowers

 

 

Green Fingers

The Ageratum is an annual plant that is normally used as a bedding plant. Each flower cluster consists of 5 – 15 tubular florets.

This plant is fairly easy to care for and grows relatively quickly, making it the perfect addition for beginner gardens. Ingrinis’ Ageratum has only had to have a little bit of water every day and has continued growing with no extra attention needed. Have a look at Wisconsin Horticulture’s article for more a comprehensive guide.

 

 

Pet Friendliness

All parts of this plant are poisonous and not only when ingested. The plant has spines/sharp edges that when not handled carefully, might cause skin irritation and/or allergic reactions. It’s unfortunately not safe to have around your fur babies.

 

 

References

Ingrini would like to give a big thank you to the following sources who provided very insightful information in order to write this post:

 

 

 

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