Planting Ageratum Garden Plants In Your Yard
Ageratum garden plants, with fluffy blue flowers, add the desirable blue color to your garden, even if it is partially shaded. These garden plants are native to a wide area of land that covers the southern part of Mexico, as well as the Pacific Coast side of Guatemala and parts of Belize on the Caribbean Sea. The flossflower or Mexican ageratum are other common names for this plant. While native species of ageratum tend to grow to over 2 feet (60.96 cm) in height, individuals who wish to use plants in landscaping may prefer the more domesticated varieties grown in greenhouses and nurseries. These garden plants typically range from 6 to 12 inches (2.4 to 4.8cm) in height. They are also generally more compact and grow in smaller mounds. Ageratum garden plants may be started from seed when the soil has warmed outside. Cover seeds lightly, as seeds of ageratum plants need sunlight to germinate. For an early start to blooms of the ageratum flower, start seeds indoors eight to 10 weeks before planting in the spring garden.
An annual and sometimes perennial flower, the ageratum flower blooms from spring until fall when receiving proper care. Caring for ageratums includes regular watering until the plant is established. Use warm water to irrigate the plant for a bounty of blue blooms. You should also deadhead spent blooms as needed to encourage more flowers. Growing and caring for ageratum garden plants is simple. Stick with the popular blue blooms of the ageratum, deadhead as needed and enjoy the simple blue flower in your garden this year.