Ageratum is in the sunflower family of flowers.
Other Names: Floss Flower, Fuzz Flower,
Catinga de Bode, Mexican Ageratum, Erva de Sao
Joao, Aru Batu, Bandotan, Berokan, Rumput Tahi
Ayam, Rompesaraguelo, Wedusan, Billygoat Weed,
Flossflower, Fuzzflower, Whiteweed, Chick weed,
Descriptions: Ageratum are mounding plants
with clusters of small, fuzzy flowers. Ageratum
flowers are typically lavender to blue in color.
Size: Ageratum grows 6 to 24 inches tall
in small clumps.
Symbolism: Ageratum symbolizes politeness.
Soil Type: Well
Soil PH: 5.6 to 7.5
Water: Tolerant in dry conidtions.
Light: Sun - Part Sun
Grow Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Height: 6-24 inches tall depending
Flower Colors: Blue to Lavendar,
Propagation: Seeds germinate in 5-8
days (70 degrees)
Blooming Period: Summer to Autumn
Herbal Remedy Properties: Ageratum is
used to treat colic, colds and fevers, diarrhea,
rheumatism, and spasms. Ageratum is also used
for its antibacterial properties to treat burns
and wounds. Ageratum is toxic if ingested.
Native Area: Ageraturm is native to Central
America and Mexico. There are four species of
ageratum that are native to the United States.
Other: Ageratum are known to attract butterflies.