Site Overlay


Ageratum houstonianum, commonly called floss flower, is a frost-tender annual of the aster family that provides continuous bloom for beds, gardens or. A. houstonianum is an annual herb native to Mexico and Central America. It was brought to Europe shortly after its discovery, where its use as. There are many cultivars available of this fast-growing annual. They are best used as bedding, edging, or container plants. Panicles of blue, pink, purple.

Author: Zulkinris Samukora
Country: Zambia
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Environment
Published (Last): 15 January 2015
Pages: 138
PDF File Size: 3.28 Mb
ePub File Size: 16.12 Mb
ISBN: 658-9-85499-431-3
Downloads: 67807
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Dat

You need to remove the unhealthy plant to ensure that the infection does not spread.

This chemical triggers the next molting cycle to prematurely develop adult structures, and can render most insects sterile if ingested in large enough quantities. Some taller varieties e. Ageratum wendlandii Bailly Cacalia mentrasto Vell.

Ageratum houstonianum

Buy Ageratum houstonianum Floss Flower. Easily grown in average, moist, well-drained soils in full sun.

Weeds of Australia reports that A. Combining repellent and attractive aromatic plants to enhance biological control of three tortricid species Lepidoptera: Problems No serious insect or disease problems.


Weeds of Australia – Biosecurity Queensland Edition Fact Sheet

Perfectly suited to mixed containers too. It springs back easily if it’s been a bit dry. Yes Yes Nursery trade Plants sold for gardens. Annals of Applied Biology, 2: In climates where powdery mildew is a problem, avoid overhead watering and site in areas with good air circulation.

Ageratum is a Linnaean name derived from the Greek a notand geras old agereferring to the long-lasting nature of the flowers. The species naturalized and became a weed in hotbeds in England prior to It is one of several closely-related species that are invading savannas, grasslands, forest margins, riverbanks and wetlands in South Africa and neighbouring countries i.

Ageratum houstonianum

Annotated checklist of the whiteflies Homoptera: Missouri Botanical Garden, Feddes Repertorium, 98 Alien vascular plants in Massachusetts. Spent flowers will fall to the ground as they fade to be replaced by new bloom throughout the growing season.

Preferring cool soils and exposure in full sun, high varieties reach stature heights up to 60 centimetres. Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk. The herbicide diphenamid, applied to the soil reduces the growth of the species Adamson and Crossley, It is also reported as invasive in Kenya, Malawi and Rwanda.

Ageratum houstonianum (Blue billygoatweed)

Molecular characterization of a begomovirus and betasatellite causing yellow vein net disease of Ageratum houstonianum. Taxonomic studies of the genus Ageratum L. Wetland Status Usually occurs in non-wetlands, but occasionally in wetlands. Only plants will be removed from the collection.


Most pictures you see of Floss Flowers show them crammed into bedding gardens. Contributions from the Gray Herbarium of Harvard University, Award winners are the most reliable of all plants. Effects of plants containing pyrrolizidine alkaloids on aeratum northern root-knot nematode Meloidogyne hapla.

Chemical Control The application of the herbicides dicamba and 2,4-D cause visible foliar injury and reduce flowering on A. It looks great as an edging and bedding plant or as a tallish plant against a wall and makes a perfect container plant. Whiteflies can weaken the plant and cause the pointy leaves to yellow.

This garden escape frequently invades bushland and other natural environments resulting in substantial changes in native plant communities.

Flora of China Editorial Committee,