Monday, May 25, 2009

Floss Flower 'Hawaii Blue'

Floss Flower
Ageratum houstonianum 'Hawaii Blue'
(ad-jur-RAY-tum) (hoos-toh-nee-AH-num)

This flower is making its debut on Digital Flower We use Ageratum as an edging plant but have always wanted to make a mass planting of it. Last year our Ageratum got pretty huge, each plant was about 24 inches tall and 30 inches wide. That was the ‘Artist’ series type and it was a bit unruly but made a big splash of blue. The ‘Hawaii’ series comes in blue, purple (‘Royal’) and white. It has been a long time since I have seen the white for sale. It is a dwarf, compact F1 hybrid. That likes to grow in full sun but can put up with a little shade. It can also grow in containers.

Happy Memorial Day to the Americans that come here. I am off to the nursery for some more flowers. We are going to try and get all the annuals planted this week.


Regina said...

Beautiful flower. Nice in Macro.

T and S said...

Beautiful macro shot of a lovely flower. I haven't seen this before

Denise said...

Pretty flower and lovely color. Great close-up and photo.

Anya said...

Beautiful shot,
lovely colors :)