Category Archives: Ageratum

Flowers that repel mosquitoes!


Most people like spending their summers outdoors as much as they can. Who can blame them?  There is so much to do, from BBQs to swimming. It’s so much fun in the sun! But those pesky mosquitoes and flies sure … Continue reading

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Ageratum, The Floral Artist’s Paintbrush


Ageratum houstonianum (a-ge-RAY-tum hew-stone-ee-AH-num) is most commonly known as floss flower or pussy-foot but is sometimes called “artist paintbrush” because of the brushlike appearance of its small blossoms, which grow in clusters. The leaves are “felted,” or hairy, and they … Continue reading

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