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Definition of the noun ageratum

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noun - plural: ageratum / ageratums (less preferred form)

  1. rhizomatous plant of central and southeastern United States and West Indies having large showy heads of clear blue flowers; sometimes placed in genus Eupatorium
  2. any plant of the genus Ageratum having opposite leaves and small heads of blue or white flowers
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • more generic word: flower = a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
    • more specific terms: Ageratum houstonianum / common ageratum = small tender herb grown for its fluffy brushlike blue to lavender blooms
    • member of: genus Ageratum = genus of tropical American herbs grown for their flowers

Alternative definition of the noun ageratum


  1. [uncountable] A genus of plants, several of which are grown for their floral displays. They are tropical American herbs, annuals and perennials, from the Sunflower family Asteraceae, tribe Eupatorieae.
  2. [countable] A plant of the genus ageratum

Phrases with ageratum

Phrases starting with the word ageratum:

  1. Ageratum Dubium
  2. Ageratum Rivale
  3. Ageratum Ciliare
  4. Ageratum Glaucum
  5. Ageratum Iltisii
  6. Ageratum Lineare
  7. Ageratum Muticum
  8. Ageratum Odoratum
  9. Ageratum Riparium
  10. Ageratum Striatum
  11. Ageratum Wrightii
  12. Ageratum Altissima
  13. Ageratum Aquaticum
  14. Ageratum Caeruleum
  15. Ageratum Coeruleum
  16. Ageratum Guianense

Phrases ending with the word ageratum:

  1. genus ageratum
  2. common ageratum
  3. yellow ageratum
  4. Achillea ageratum

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Google previewFloral Life (1903)

Devoted to the Flower Garden and the Home

Ageratum is an annual, unusually free and hardy.

Ageratum is a common wild flower in all the Southern States, blooming everywhere beside the golden rod and other standard wildlings; therefore, it is not seen in Southern gardens, but ...

Google previewFlorida Getting Started Garden Guide (2013)

Grow the Best Flowers, Shrubs, Trees, Vines & Groundcovers by Tom MacCubbin, Georgia B. Tasker

Ageratum is a tender annual that is grown during the warm seasons. Transplant to the garden whenever temperatures are consistently above 32 degrees Fahrenheit, or be ready to protect the plants from cold weather. Plantings can extend ...

Google previewThe Hot-house and Greenhouse Manual, or botanical cultivator ... Second edition (1826)

by Robert SWEET

- AGERATuM is a genus belonging to the Compositae, and grows freely in a ...

Google previewGarden Ideas from Dad (2014)

by Phillip H. Smith

Ageratum is a nice plant, normally about 12 to 20 inches, with white, pink, blue or purple colors. They are nice for edgings, windowboxes, rockeries and lower plantings in borders, and prefer a moist but fertile and well drained soil. Watering is ...

Google previewThe Ladies'flower-garden of Ornamental Annuals (1840)

by Mrs. Loudon (Jane)

The Ageratum is a valuable flower for a bouquet, from the great length of time that it remains without fading. As it grows from one and a half to two feet high, and spreads a good deal, it is more suitable for a large garden than for a small one.

Google previewCalifornia Gardener's Handbook (2013)

Your Complete Guide: Select * Plan * Plant * Maintain * Problem-solve by Bruce Asakawa, Sharon Asakawa

Pests/Diseases—Low-growing Ageratum is a haven for slugs and snails. Control with a molluscicide such as iron phosphate. Also watch out for sow bugs and earwigs. Landscaping Tips E1 Ideas—ideal for mixed flower beds, as edging along ...

Google previewThe Hothouse and Greenhouse Manual, Or Botanical Cultivator (1839)

Giving Full Instructions for the Management and Propagation of the Plants Cultivated in the Hot-houses, Greenhouses, Conservatories ... : Alphabetically Arranged by Robert Sweet

AGERATUM is a genus belonging to the Composites, and grows freely in a rich light soil; cuttings root freely in the same sort of soil, under a common hand-glass. Acorns belongs to the Myrtaceae ; its species succeed well in an equal mixture ...

Google previewThe Botanical Cultivator (1821)

by Robert Sweet

AGERATUM is a genus belonging to the Compositae, and grows freely in a rich light soil: cuttings root freely in the same soil, under a common hand-glass. ArrONm is a pretty genus, which thrives well in an equal mixture of sandy loam and ...

Google previewOld Time Gardens, Newly Set Forth (2014)

by Alice Morse Earle

Ageratum is a satisfactory edging.

Google previewCalifornia Getting Started Garden Guide (2013)

Grow the Best Flowers, Shrubs, Trees, Vines & Groundcovers by Bruce Asakawa, Sharon Asakawa

Because it grows so low to the ground, ageratum is a haven for slugs and snails. These pests are easily controlled by handpicking and squishing, or by applying an organic molluscicide ...

Google previewGreenhouse Gardener's Companion, Revised (2016)

Growing Food & Flowers in Your Greenhouse or Sunspace by Shane Smith, Majorie Leggitt

Ageratum is a common outside bedding plant and can be started in the greenhouse around late March for later transplanting to the outside garden. Ageratum looks best when planted in clusters. Most varieties only grow to about 10 inches (25 ...

Google previewNew Strategies in Locust Control (1997)

by S. Krall, R. Peveling, B.D. Diallo

For example, an outbreak of Zonocerus ele- gans in 1987/88 in Tanzania where no Chromolaena occurs seems to be correlated to preferred feeding on Ageratum (Nyambo 1991). Ageratum is a common weed containing PAs similar to those ...

Google previewThe Gardens of Gertrude Jekyll (2000)

by Richard Bisgrove, Andrew Lawson

Ageratum is a half-hardy annual, to be sown under glass and planted out in the garden after frost. Most modern ageratums are compact, sometimes excessively so (15-20cm/6-8in), but the taller strains (the old-fashioned and cheaper cultivars ...

Google previewCRC World Dictionary of Plant Names (1999)

Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology by Umberto Quattrocchi

Rhodesia: muNyani Congo: mudiadianga, konko Yoruba: arun sansan, imi esu, ako yunyun Sierra Leone: ngu g be- South Africa: bokkruid, indringer-ageratum (= invading ageratum) Tanzania: ol crowil ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cultivated Plants (2013)

From Acacia to Zinnia by Christopher Cumo

Ageratum is a large genus of herbs and shrubs in the aster family, Asteraceae, which is native to Central America and the Caribbean.

Google previewMultilingual Dictionary of Agronomic Plants (2012)

by G. Rehm

goat weed, whiteweed azier françois catinga-de-bode chuva Ageratum houstonianum Mill. A. mexicunum Sims ageratum, goatweed mexikanischer Leberbalsam Ageratum mexicanum Sims -> 89 Aglaia domestica ...

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

AGERATUM, from a primitive, and yopac, old age because the flowers do not easily wither, bastard hemp agrimony: A genus of the polygamia aequalis order, belonging to the syngenesia class of plants; and in the natural method, ranking ...

Google previewRodale's Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening (2009)

The Indispensable Green Resource for Every Gardener by Fern Marshall Bradley, Barbara W. Ellis, Ellen Phillips

Ageratum, flossflower. All—season annuals. Description: Ageratums bear clouds of small, fuzzy, blue, pink, or white flowers on l—foot mounds ofrather large, rough, dark green leaves. Dwarfvarieties grow to only 6 inches. How to grow: Start ...

Google previewThe Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening (1901)

A Practical and Scientific Encyclopedia of Horticulture for Gardeners and Botanists by George Nicholson

See Achillea Ageratum. SWEET PEA (Luthyrus odoratus). Full cultural details and a list of varieties are given under Lathyrus, in this Volume. SWEET PISHAMIN. See Carpodinus. SWEETIA (of De Candolle). Inclndod under Galactia (which ...

Google previewA Complete Dictionary of Practical Gardening (1807)

Comprehending All the Modern Improvements in the Art; Whether in the Raising of the Various Esculent Vegetables, Or in the Forcing and Managing of Different Sorts of Fruits and Plants, and that of Laying Out, Ornamenting, and Planting, Gardens and Pleasure Grounds: with Correct Engravings ... from Original Drawings by Sydenham Edwards by R. W. Dickson

A BROMA Abrus Acanthus Acer Achania Achilleas Achras Achyranthus Aconitum Acorus Acrostichum Actaea Adansonia Adenanthera Adiantum Adonis Adora AEschynomine AEsculus Agapanthus Agaricus Agave Ageratum Agrimonia ...

Google previewThe Abridgment of the Gardener's Dictionary. The Sixth Edition ... Much Enlarged (1771)

by Philip Miller

vide Helleborus Acorus Acriviola, vide Tropcnolum Actzea Adansonia Adenanthera Adiamum Adonis Adoxa Eschynomene Esculus Agave Ageratum, vide Achilles Ageratum Purpureum, vide Erinus Agnus Callus, vide Vitex Agrifolium, vide ...

Google previewWyman's Gardening Encyclopedia (1986)

by Donald Wyman

virginica = Manfreda virginica AGERATUM (aj-er-AY-tum) houstonianum 6"-i8" annual Ageratum A popular annual plant from Mexico with heart-shaped, mostly ...

Google previewThe Gardeners Dictionary (1768)

Containing the Best and Newest Methods of Cultivating and Improving the Kitchen, Fruit, Flower Gardens, and Nursery, as Also for Performing the Practical Parts of Agriculture, Including the Management of Vineyards, with the Methods of Making and Preserving Wine, According to the Present Practice of the Most Skilful Vignerons in the Several Wine Countries in Europe : Together with Directions for Propagating and Improving, from Real Practice and Experience, All Sorts of Timber Trees

vide Helleborus Acorus Acriviola, vide Tropaeolum Aćtata Adansonia Adenanthera Adhatoda, vide Justicia Adianthum Adnata Adonis Adoxa AEschynomene AEsculus AEther Agave Ageratum - Ageratum officinarum, vide Achillaea Agnus ...

Google previewBritannica Concise Encyclopedia (2008)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

Ageratum have toothed, oval leaves that are opposite each other on the stem; compact clusters of blue, pink, lilac, or white flowers; and small, dry fruits. Dwarf varieties are used as edging plants. Some ageratum are variously known as ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Container Plants (2010)

More Than 500 Outstanding Choices for Gardeners by Ray Rogers

AGERATUM floss flower, blue fleece flower Family: Asteraceae Cultural group: annuals Height: 6– 12 in.

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