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Ageratum | Ingrini

At first glance, the soft flowers look like tiny pompoms. It’s the main detail of Mariette and also features in the design of Melissa.

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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